EDUCATA

EDUCATA.COM is a unique, interactive, Web 2.0 education platform that delivers online learning. What makes us truly unique is what we call the “EDUCATA LEARNING EXPERIENCE”: unlike approaches which consist mostly of reading book chapters or papers, EDUCATA has assembled the top educators in the physical therapy field to deliver online classes over a platform that enables the therapist to hear the lecture while following along the visual presentation.

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ptproductsonline.com 01/22/2020

Neck Hammock for Pain Relief Available on Kickstarter

Neck hammock, anyone? https://www.ptproductsonline.com/exercise-rehab/pilates/neck-hammock-pain-relief-available-kickstarter/

ptproductsonline.com Developed by a physical therapist based on the principles of cervical traction, the Neck Hammock is a portable and compact unit designed to help relieve neck pain from home, work, or anywhere.

01/18/2020

As seen in the news -- Virtual PT and knee surgery rehab: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/wkh-vpt011620.php

01/17/2020

As seen in the news -- PT & prostate cancer: https://news.usc.edu/164230/prostate-cancer-physical-therapy-pelvic-floor-muscles/

cachevalleydaily.com 01/14/2020

Physical therapy may need to be included to achieve New Year’s resolutions

Of new year resolutions and physical therapy! http://cachevalleydaily.com/news/archive/2020/01/13/physical-therapy-may-need-to-be-included-to-achieve-new-years-resolutions/#.Xh3-n0dKhPY

cachevalleydaily.com LOGAN - Weight loss is one of the leading New Year’s resolutions, but local physical therapist Greg Schroeder said about one in three Americans have limitations that make it difficult for them to achieve that goal.

fox5ny.com 12/16/2019

Young athletes turning to regular physical therapy to stay fit

Of interest: https://www.fox5ny.com/video/634812

fox5ny.com High school athletes with aspirations to play college sports have an added pressure to stay fit and healthy. Now, more and more of them are going to regular physical therapy, even when they aren’t injured.

signalscv.com 12/14/2019

Ease holiday tension headaches with physical therapy

As seen in the news: https://signalscv.com/2019/12/ease-holiday-tension-headaches-with-physical-therapy/

signalscv.com Tension headaches caused by holiday stress can be relieved with the help of physical therapy, according to physical therapists in Santa Clarita.  The holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year

12/05/2019

Great blog post about PTs and gait belts. Check out the comments already posted, and provide yours!

rehabpub.com 10/01/2019

Take a Walk to Predict Post-Stroke Return-to-Work Readiness - Rehab Managment

RESEARCH: stroke & gait. More at: http://www.rehabpub.com/2019/09/take-walk-predict-post-stroke-return-work-readiness/?ref=fr-title

rehabpub.com A simple walking speed test may help predict whether young adult stroke survivors are ready to return to work, according to new research published in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.

ccapta.org 10/01/2019

TRI-State PT Conference

Happening next week, for PTs in California, Nevada and Arizona: https://www.ccapta.org/page/TRI-StatePTConference

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09/23/2019

It's Fall Awareness Day! Here are some great online courses for physical therapists on the subject: https://www.educata.com/courseprofile.aspx?g=72

rehabpub.com 09/18/2019

Post-Stroke Rehab Helps Reorganize the Brain, Improving Recovery - Rehab Managment

RESEARCH on rehab, stroke and new neural pathways: http://www.rehabpub.com/2019/09/stroke-rehab-aids-brain-reorganization-furthering-recovery/?ref=fr-title

rehabpub.com Researchers report that they have identified the recruitment of the "cortex-to-brainstem" pathways via post-stroke rehabilitation and its contribution to the recovery of impaired forelimb function in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) model rats.

ptproductsonline.com 08/30/2019

Facial Pain Can Be a Symptom of Headaches, Too - Physical Therapy Products

Interesting article: http://www.ptproductsonline.com/2019/08/facial-pain-can-symptom-headaches/

ptproductsonline.com Up to 10% of people with headaches also have facial pain, according to a study published recently in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

nbcdfw.com 08/15/2019

Fort Worth Woman Uses Physical Therapy in Place of Opioids

IN THE NEWS: PT over pills: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/Fort-Worth-Woman-Uses-Physical-Therapy-In-Place-Of-Opioids-540526521.html

nbcdfw.com Alternatives to powerful narcotics can help patients pursue a pain-free life without the use of prescription pain drugs.

08/10/2019

GREAT research paper: "The role of muscle mass gain following protein supplementation plus exercise therapy in older adults with sarcopenia and frailty risks". Download for free (registration required, also free) at http://www.educata.com/articles.aspx

bmjopen.bmj.com 07/07/2019

Qualitative study exploring the factors influencing physical therapy management of early knee osteoarthritis in Canada

RESEARCH: why patients may not start --and achieve benefits of-- early PT for osteoarthritis. More at: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/11/e023457

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berkshireeagle.com 07/06/2019

Robotic exoskeleton upgrades physical therapy, patient outlooks at BMC

Stories we love: https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/robotic-exoskeleton-upgrades-physical-therapy-patient-outlooks-at-bmc,578230

berkshireeagle.com PITTSFIELD — Terry Robbins suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury during a car crash on his way to the Vietnam War in 1967. At first, he was able to get around with the assistance of a …

ptproductsonline.com 05/30/2019

Take a Year Off Before Resuming Sport Postsurgery, PT Advises Young Athletes - Physical Therapy Products

RESEARCH: Taking a year off sports after ACL surgery a good idea, study suggests. More at: http://www.ptproductsonline.com/2019/05/take-year-off-resuming-sport-postsurgery-pt-advises-young-athletes/

ptproductsonline.com After surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, young athletes are now recommended to undergo at least a year's rehab and thorough testing before resuming knee-strenuous sport.

05/29/2019

Risk of falls should be mitigated from all possible angles. This great online course addresses the problem from the perspective of a PT, an OT and a SLP: https://www.educata.com/courseprofile.aspx?c=125

05/25/2019

Fall prevention education would be beneficial as part of discharge procedures for older adults, study finds. More at: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2734065

sciencedaily.com 05/22/2019

Searching for better treatments for irritated tendons

INTERESTING RESEARCH on causes and treatments for tendinitis. More at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190402113024.htm

sciencedaily.com Researchers learn what makes tendons fray in old age, knowledge that could help develop better treatments for tendinosis and regrow damaged tissue.

congress.gov 05/21/2019

Cosponsors - H.R.2802 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes.

IN THE NEWS: a new bill in congress (The Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act -- H.R. 2802) proposes important incentives for more medical professionals to enter the field. Details on the bill at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2802/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.R.+2802%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=1

congress.gov Cosponsors of H.R.2802 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes.

koco.com 05/15/2019

Virtual reality physical therapy offers alternative treatment to opioid addiction

As seen on the news --great piece! More at https://www.koco.com/article/virtual-reality-physical-therapy-offers-alternative-treatment-to-opioid-addiction/27472460

koco.com Using virtual reality to fight addiction sounds a little like science fiction, but it's working for some Oklahomans addicted to pain pills.

05/09/2019

Sharing this interesting bit of research comparing customer satisfaction between outpatient PT and telemed PT: http://www.ptproductsonline.com/2019/05/internet-based-outpatient-physical-therapy-one-wins/?ref=fr-title

wane.com 05/08/2019

Medical Minute - Pilates and Physical Therapy

Short segment on Pilates and PT: https://www.wane.com/medical-minute/medical-minute-pilates-and-physical-therapy/1986842459

wane.com Minda Lemmon with Steppin' Up Physical Therapy explains how pilates can  be used in rehab and why there are benefits to pilates after the rehab is complete.  

05/03/2019

It's Friday! Enjoy a Funny Friday cartoon and have a great weekend everyone!

klfy.com 05/02/2019

Stroke patient recovers from new type of physical therapy

As seen in the news: https://www.klfy.com/news/local/stroke-patient-recovers-from-new-type-of-physical-therapy/1947371272

klfy.com Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.

05/01/2019

VERY INTERESTING study of stroke rehabilitation for patients on Medicare: https://www.futurity.org/physical-therapy-medicare-hospital-readmission-2048052-2/

04/30/2019

Last day on the special introductory price for the Essentials of Hand Therapy for the Non-Hand Therapist online course, with coupon HANDINTRO! Details here: https://www.educata.com/courseprofile.aspx?c=146

ptproductsonline.com 04/23/2019

Exercise Is Medicine, But Maybe Not with Postinjury Muscle Damage, Per Study - Physical Therapy Products

RESEARCH: great summary of muscle injury study found at http://www.ptproductsonline.com/2019/04/exercise-medicine-maybe-not-postinjury-muscle-damage-per-study/?ref=fr-title

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thegazette.com 04/22/2019

Physical therapist uses background to help dancers heal from injuries

As seen in the news: https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/health/physical-therapist-uses-background-to-help-dancers-heal-from-injuries-20190421

thegazette.com CEDAR RAPIDS - Rebecca Strabala spent years of her life honing her dance ability - and now she's bringing that experience to Mercy's rehabilitation team.

sciencedaily.com 04/10/2019

Off-the-shelf smart fabric helps athletic coaching and physical therapy: Merging low cost and high performance in body motion sensing

How about that! https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190408124154.htm

sciencedaily.com A welcome advancement to enhance performance and rehabilitation as baseball season heats up.

04/05/2019

TGFI! Here's a Funny Friday cartoon for you. Enjoy!

forbes.com 04/04/2019

Here's How Much Money Physical Therapists Earn In Every State

As seen in Forbes -- a state-by-state comparison on PT salaries: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewdepietro/2019/04/04/physical-therapist-salary-state/#4fcac56931cc

forbes.com With new data available, find out which states pay physical therapists and the most and which ones pay the least.

ourmidland.com 04/01/2019

Marathon runner is off to the races after physical therapy

Stories we enjoy: https://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/Marathon-runner-is-off-to-the-races-after-13731447.php

ourmidland.com Avid runner Deb Bongard has competed in races in distances varying from a 5k all the way up to a full marathon. In Sept. 2018, the 59-year-old was training for the Dopey Challenge, a series of races at Walt Disney World that had been on her bucket list for a long time. As Bongard was training for th...

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