According to EqualPay4EqualServices.com, health insurance companies pay private-practice physical therapy clinics 75% to 100% less than hospital-run clinics for the same services, and require patient co-pays that are up to five times higher than for hospital-based treatment. Physical therapists in private practices claim that health insurance carriers discriminate against small businesses by offering better contracts to hospital-based physical therapy providers.
Cardiac rehabilitation boosts longevity, according to Billie-Jean Martin, MD, a cardiac surgery resident and PhD candidate at the University of Calgarys Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Alberta, Canada. Martin announced this discovery at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress earlier this month.
OpenSim, open-source software that is designed to accurately model human motion, is on display at The Leonardo, a science and technology museum in Salt Lake City.
According to the American Physical Therapy Organization (APTA), the health care environment has seen considerable changes in the past few years, which presents both opportunities and challenges for physical therapists. Because of this, APTA has introduced clinical practice models via video in order to prepare its members for health care integration.
People with acute or subacute conditions experienced a shorter length of stay and improved functional outcomes when participating in extra physical therapy, according to a systematic review done by researchers at La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.
On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) will host a webinar to discuss the results of a study that recently appeared in Health Services Research (HSR).
Public health scientists and epidemiologists investigated this link between increased levels of physical activity and all-cause mortality. The results were published in the September issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Researchers from Finders University set out to determine if hospitalized older adults accepted interactive video games such as the Nintendo Wii Fit as a therapeutic tool. The results of their study were published in the October issue of BMC Geriatrics.
JobsTherapy has expanded its database of physical therapy job seekers on PTJobs.com after exhibiting at the American Physical Therapy Association National Student Conclave, Minneapolis, Minn.
The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) has appointed Don Gronachan, director of physical medicine sales, to its Business Partners Advisory Board.