Device measures force of hands-on therapy

Researcher Terry Loghmani and two colleagues have developed a medical device they say can help physical therapists monitor the level of pressure they apply to the soft tissue of patients seeking greater mobility and pain relief.

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Physical therapy provider fans out

Tx:Team has always run its business by sending its therapists to wherever patients are—rather than wooing them into its own facilities. Now, financial pressures from Obamacare and cash-strapped employers are pushing all health care providers to do the same.

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Independent doctors fear loss of referrals

Independent health care facilities, like Body One Physical Therapy, are seeing referrals from physicians beginning to slacken as more and more doctors become employees of hospitals. The hospitals request that doctors send patients to their in-house physical therapy practices.

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PEASE: Archaic physical therapy laws drive up health costs

If you want to see a physical therapist in Indiana, you must first see a physician for a consultation
and referral. It’s the law. Indiana is one of only six states where patients are denied direct
access to physical therapy treatment, and one of only two states where evaluation without referral is

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