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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 […]

Exercise and the Common Cold

While recent research suggests that exercise can help prevent the common cold, experts with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommend caution for people who are considering an intense workout while they’re sick. In fact, there are some cases in which exercise could do more harm than good, according to a November 15, 2010 […]