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One-legged Balance Test Offers Glimpse at Brain Health

The ability to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer is an important test for brain health, according to a new study. One’s inability to do the task is linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive, or decision-making, thinking and memory, function in […]

Medicare Patients, Physical Therapists Stand to Lose in Government’s Outpatient Therapy Reform

The national association representing physical therapists, the American Physical Therapy Association is calling on policymakers to reject some recommendations released by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which would diminish needed coverage for many Medicare patients.

Cutting back on physical therapy services would be a step in the wrong direction for not only patients […]

Physical Therapists Back Legislation to Advance Rehabilitation Research

If signed into law, The Rehabilitation Improvement Act (S. 1027) would help advance rehabilitation research within the government’s National Institutes of Health. The American Physical Therapy Association, which is the national association representing physical therapists in the U.S., supports the Act’s introduction.

This new legislation, introduced by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Sen. Tim […]

Bill Promoting Patient Access to Physical Therapy Introduced February 14, 2013

Legislation reintroduced in February protects patients from random limits on physical therapy services for people after they’ve suffered stroke, traumatic brain injury or hip fracture. The legislation also addresses the effective management of conditions, including Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis and arthritis, according to a Feb. 14 press release by the American Physical Therapy Association, an […]