New Tool Helps Hospitals Evaluate Disaster Drills

Hospitals can now identify the most important strengths and weaknesses in their disaster response plans using a new tool from the US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Medical School Establishes New Sports Injuries Fellowship

A rise in treating sports injuries has lead to a newly named Sports, Orthopedic and Emergency Imaging Fellowship in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

New Hip Replacement Implant is Gender Specific

Women facing hip surgery are being offered a new option specifically designed with their anatomy in mindat Rush University Medical Center, orthopedic surgeons are offering a new “gender-specific” implant called the M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology.

Physical Therapists Applaud Renewal of Higher Education Opportunity Act

Members of the American Physical Therapy Association applaud President Bush for signing into law the Higher Education Opportunity Act, allowing physical therapists who provide care to children, adolescents, and veterans to be eligible for up to $10,000 over 5 years in authorized student loan repayment programs

Physical Therapists Offer Low-Cost Solution For Acute Low Back Pain

The American Physical Therapy Association concurs with findings from a recent study published in Spine demonstrating that active physical therapy for patients with acute low back pain is associated with better clinical outcomes, decreased use of prescription medications, MRI and epidural injections, and lower healthcare costs than passive physical therapy.

APTA Applauds New Veterans Bill

The American Physical Therapy Association applauds the recent introduction of HR-6792 Veterans Physical Therapy Services Improvement Act of 2008 by Representatives Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) and John Boozman (R-AR). This bill will improve the recruitment and retention of PTs in the Veterans Health Administration.