PT in Motion


Vol. 3, No. 6, July

Creative Funding Sources: PT and PTA Programs Show How to Find Grants to Begin or Enhance Their Offerings and to Better Serve Their Communities
Schools around the country are reporting success in obtaining grants to begin, expand, or enhance their programs for physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA) education. Some of the grants come from federal sources. Others come...
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Vol. 3, No. 5, June

Hospitals Promote Social Media, but Consumers Still Wary
There may be a growing gap between hospitals' and health care providers' use of social media and consumers' willingness to use it. That's one interpretation of 3 recent examinations of the issue. On the one hand, according to Ed Bennett, director...
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Vol. 2, No. 5, June

Health, Life Insurers Hold $1.88 Billion in Fast-Food Stocks
A study by Harvard researchers has found that life and health insurance companies have nearly $2 billion in investments in fast food companies. The researchers are associated with Physicians for a National Health Program, an organization of 17,000...
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Professionalism and Social Networking: Social Networking Offers Many Benefits for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. but It's Important to Avoid the Pitfalls
Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) use e-mail to communicate with each other, with patients, and with other health care professionals. Students interact with each other using Twitter and instant messaging. It seems nearly...
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