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AGPT members receive Kendall Scholarships
The Foundation for Physical Therapy Board of Trustees recently awarded Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarships to two AGPT members. Scholarships were awarded to Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA and Allison Kosir, PT, DPT, both of University of Colorado, Denver. The Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding physical therapists as they begin their first year of graduate studies toward a post-professional doctoral degree. Please join us in congratulating Jason and Allison!
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Annual PT Exam for older community-dwelling adults: Recorded webinar now available for Sale
This webinar will focus on key aspects of utilizing an Annual PT Exam for older community dwelling adults and developing an evidence-based exercise plan designed to change disease trajectory. Case studies will illustrate data application and program development principles. Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify a target older adult audience for an Annual PT Exam and utilize evidence-based selection criteria to support execution of the exam
  • Distinguish between recommended and required data elements of an Annual PT Exam considering time efficiency and ability to modify for individual client needs
  • Filter exam data into a primary exercise category and develop an evidence-based exercise prescription for improving client health and function
About the Speaker: Jennifer M. Gamboa, DPT, OCS, MTC is the President/Director of Clinical Services at Body Dynamics, Inc., Physical Therapy and Wellness Center.

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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.

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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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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  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:


NIH announces funding for robotics projects aimed at increasing mobility
PT in Motion
The National Institutes of Health is continuing its involvement in the development of "co-robots" through recently announced grants to develop wearable exoskeletons for individuals poststroke and vision-guided wheelchairs for people with limited hand mobility. Recently announced projects include a project designed for individuals poststroke to "extend therapy into the home by providing patients with a lightweight robotic exoskeleton that can be placed on an affected arm and provide the kind of therapeutic guidance found at a rehabilitation center."
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In healthcare, managing access rights is a necessary mandate
By Dean Wiech
Access to critical data is paramount criteria for business success. Physicians and nurses need access to patients' records to insure proper delivery of care, and encumbering employees and internal stakeholders by placing too many restrictions or complicated access methodologies upon internal systems can have catastrophic consequences. However, too little control or restrictions to information in internal systems can lead to violations for healthcare organizations.
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Students' award-winning design aim to aid in rehab post-knee injury
Physical Therapy Products
A news release issued by Appalachian State University spotlights the award-winning project of two industrial design majors engineered to assist individuals rehabilitating from knee injuries. Seniors Sean Smith and Zach Starin, industrial design majors in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design, placed second at the annual Retail & Health Innovation Challenge, held at Wake Forest University.
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Inside the 3-D printed limb factory
Fast Company
Inside the University of Toronto's brutalist concrete library, there is a room filled with human limbs. Not real limbs, but 3-D-printed lower-leg prosthetics. They litter the Faculty of Information's Critical Making Lab, a tiny neon-red leg perched on a book shelf, and larger, white, adult-sized calf lying beside a beat-up MacBook Pro.
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New gait training technology advances rehabilitation potential
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Gait training has taken a major step forward in the past several years. Patients at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood, Florida, are benefiting from an over-ground gait and safety system that encourages a faster recovery and increased independence. The new bodyweight support system uses advanced robotic technology that intuitively senses a patient's movements and responds to keep him upright and safe from falls.
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Drug target identified for prevention of stroke-related brain damage
Medical News Today
A mechanism implicated in the brain damage experienced by stroke patients has been identified by researchers. The scientists are now looking for effective drug therapies to prevent this damage. When someone has a stroke, the blood supply to part of their brain is cut off. As the blood supply resumes in the brain in the days following the stroke, "oxidative stress" can damage the memory and cognitive function of the patient.
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