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 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.
As seen in the news -- Virtual PT and knee surgery rehab: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/wkh-vpt011620.php
As seen in the news -- PT & prostate cancer: https://news.usc.edu/164230/prostate-cancer-physical-therapy-pelvic-floor-muscles/
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.
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.
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
Great blog post about PTs and gait belts. Check out the comments already posted, and provide yours!
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.
Happening next week, for PTs in California, Nevada and Arizona: https://www.ccapta.org/page/TRI-StatePTConference
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
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.
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.
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.
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
RESEARCH: why patients may not start --and achieve benefits of-- early PT for osteoarthritis. More at: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/11/e023457
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 …
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
It's Friday! Enjoy a Funny Friday cartoon and have a great weekend everyone!
klfy.com Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.
VERY INTERESTING study of stroke rehabilitation for patients on Medicare: https://www.futurity.org/physical-therapy-medicare-hospital-readmission-2048052-2/
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
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
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.
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.
TGFI! Here's a Funny Friday cartoon for you. Enjoy!
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 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...
RESEARCH: in-home, intensive PT improves quality of life for stroke patients, study suggests. More at: https://www.healio.com/occupational-therapy/journals/otannals/2019-1-2-1/%7Ba5a032f4-5c34-40fe-9980-aeffc9c1ff2a%7D/in-home-client-based-intensive-therapy-intervention-for-upper-extremity-hemiparesis-after-stroke
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