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GeriNotes is seeking articles for the 2015 year
GeriNotes is a non-peer reviewed journal that provides articles of interest and also acts as a news and informational outlet for the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. A wide variety of topics are of interest, including treatment and/or examination ideas, case reports, refection papers, reviews of literature and more. If you have information to share, it will be considered! Please see the author instructions on our website for details. Thanks!
Meri Goehring, PT, PhD, GCS
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Members can access articles, journals on ArticleSearch
ArticleSearch (formerly Open Door at provides members easy access to journals and other resources relevant to clinical practice, including full-text access to research and articles from more than 4,500 clinical and academic publications. A brief video tutorial will help you get the most out of this member benefit.
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  Get Your Patients Stronger, Faster

Eccentric exercise - requiring less energy and less oxygen than traditional concentric exercise - is ideal for the aging population. Help your clients get stronger sooner, improve balance, improve stair descent, and decrease fall risk - with high volume eccentrics. Clients love Eccentron's fun, game-like experience, and stay motivated to make continuing strengthening progress.

AGPT Topic Nos. 3 and 4 discounted!
Topics in Geriatrics: Volume 4 — SPECIAL: Now HALF PRICE! $100 for members
The Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy if pleased to present Volume 4 of the Geriatric Home Study Course. Course topics have been complied based upon readers' interest and feedback. In addition to this, the series is the first to focus on women's health as it pertains to the older adult. The authors in this series have linked theory to practice across the spectrum of care and provide practical insights through case studies. lease note there are no CEUs available for this edition.

Topics in Geriatrics: Volume 3 — SPECIAL: Now 75 percent OFF! $50 for members while supplies last
Topics in Geriatrics: Volume 3 will offer the course participant an increased depth of knowledge across several practice dimensions. The course begins with two niche practice areas: working with older adult drivers and older adults who are obese. Readers will understand how physical therapists can have a role in working with older adult drivers, even if we don't work in a setting with special equipment to specifically rehabilitate driving skills. Readers also will be introduced to the growing area of bariatrics across the healthcare continuum. In addition, there is an update on the role of the physical therapist in prevention of falls; what the latest research tells us and how we, as physical therapists, work with other team members. Readers also will gain insight into how physical therapists are successfully integrating public health in everyday practice and what physical therapists can offer in the public health arena. In the final two monographs, the reader will come away with a sound foundation to prescribe exercise for older adults and integrate the definition of "successful aging" into their practice. What does that mean for you and your practice area? Please note there are no CEUs available for this edition.

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  RehabCare Chair/Adult Rehabilitation Studies

The Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bellarmine University seeks applications from visionary and innovative individuals in the role of the RehabCare Chair of Adult Rehabilitation Studies in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Click on the link for additional information or to apply for this position:

Academy seeks home study course editor
A. Home Study courses usually consist of six monographs. Work to recruit authors and appropriate topics for the Home Study course.
B. In conjunction with the author, establish the monograph topic, scope and a deadline for submission.
C. Review the outline and learning objectives submitted by the author and offer suggestions and guidance regarding refinement of the scope and content of the proposed monograph.
D. Edit the monograph for clarity, accuracy, content, currency and overall quality.
E. The editor may enlist the aid of a co-editor or guest editor and delegate tasks as appropriate.
F. Report to the Academy Board when asked (usually twice a year prior to CSM and Annual Conference). If attending CSM, attend the Academy Member's Meeting and at least one Board Meeting.

Must be a member of the AGPT and maintain a working email address in APTA's database. The HSC Editor will be compensated for editorial services. Please contact the Academy Office at for more information.

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Push Pin Changers now available from AGPT!
Made from sturdy, yet flexible plastic, the Push Pin Changer slides over the index finger and features a nub that presses down on push pins for easy, pain-free adjustment of healthcare accessories.

Comfortable to use for either hand, it relieves pressure on fingers and hands when adjusting the push pin settings of canes, crutches walkers and more. Recommended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, rehab specialists nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Measures approximately 1" x 1" — One size fits most

FREE shipping! The Push Pin Changer can be ordered through the AGPT store.

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Virtual reality technology could help treat stroke victims
The Record
Gerald Fluet is in the business of mind games. Manipulation. Illusion. Not as a con or scam, but as a way to help the injured heal and get even stronger. Using a robotic arm and virtual-reality technology, Fluet, an assistant professor in the physical therapy program at Rutgers University, is working with patients at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital to regain arm, wrist and hand function impaired by a recent stroke. The patient straps on the robotic arm and is given various "tasks" to perform, images to manipulate or games to play at various levels of difficulty.
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The top 5 exercises everyone should be doing
By Heidi Dawson
As the old saying goes, "prevention is the best medicine," and this is definitely true when it comes to the training and development of our bodies. There are so many injuries I see on a daily basis that stem from the same few causes — causes that can so easily be addressed in just a few minutes a day, before they become a problem or cause a problem somewhere else along the chain. So, with this in mind, here are my top five exercises that everyone should be doing.
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Nurses' 'Choosing Wisely' list should resonate with PTs
PT in Motion
A recently released list of practices nurses and patients should question will likely get nods of agreement from physical therapists and physical therapist assistants for the ways the recommendations promote early mobility in hospital settings. The American Academy of Nursing became the most recent nonphysician profession to add to the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign aimed at educating consumers and healthcare professionals on healthcare-related tests, procedures and practices that may not be necessary or appropriate under certain circumstances.
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Multidisciplinary care environment allows for faster stroke rehab
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, multidisciplinary care is becoming a more common approach to patient treatment. In the case of a stroke, not only is it important for a patient to have access to a wide variety of care immediately, but it's important that this care remains continuous as they are subsequently treated and evaluated. The introduction of different therapies and rehabilitation efforts must start immediately and continue throughout the duration of the patient's stay and beyond.
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Developing exoskeleton tech aims to assist stroke patients
Physical Therapy Products
The New Zealand-based University of Auckland's Bioengineering Institute reports that it is collaborating with a German research organization to create human exoskeletons intended to reduce workplace injury and assist stroke patients. The Bionic Joint project will blend the latest wearable sensor technology from the University of Auckland with mechanisms that enable movement provided by researchers at Fraunhofer.
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'Medium' daily exercise tied to lower risk of Parkinson's disease
Medical News Today
A new study that followed thousands of people for 12 years found a medium amount of daily physical activity is tied to a lower risk of Parkinson's disease. Researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm report their findings in Brain: A Journal of Neurology.
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Aging population prompts more employers to offer elder-care benefits
The Washington Post
As the population ages and more people live longer with chronic medical conditions — for instance, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease is expected to nearly triple by 2050 — companies are beginning to grapple with growing numbers of workers who have elder-care responsibilities. Some are offering not only flexibility, but also benefits such as emergency backup adult care, geriatric assessments, social workers to assist with referrals for adult day-care programs, and help with legal, financial and emotional counseling.
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Missed our previous issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Final Rule 2015: What PTs need to know (By Brooke Andrus)
Bracing for the falls of an aging nation (The New York Times)
Save the date! Exercise Prescription, Physical Activity and Aging Conference: A Future of Possibilities (AGPT)
AGPT Topic Nos. 3 and 4 discounted! (AGPT)

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