Study Evaluates Optimal Intensity to Promote Functional Recovery in Older Adults

While rehabilitative therapy plays a key role in post-acute care (PAC) services, the optimal intensity for this therapy to promote functional recovery of older patients has not been clear. Taiwan-based researchers recently performed a study to determine this intensity, publishing the results online ahead of print in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Exercise Reduces Risk of Dementia-Related Death, Study Finds

Increasing physical therapy may decrease the risk of dementia-related death, according to recent research from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Indianapolis. The study was published in the February 2012 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

New CMS Proposed Rule Specifies EHR Criteria for Health Care Professionals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Baltimore, recently issued a proposed rule for Stage 2 criteria regarding meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, according to a news release issued by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, Va.

Study Finds Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis Need Different Treatment

Knee and hip osteoarthritis may require different treatment approaches, according to Duke University, Durham, NC, researchers who found that osteoarthritic knees are in a constant state of repair. Their findings were published in the February 2012 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.