Physical therapists in Indiana have struggled for years to get their rightful recognition as front-line health professionals. Indiana was the last state in the nation, in 2013, to allow physical therapists—who specialize in improving a person’s movement and managing pain through exercise—to treat patients directly without a doctor’s referral. And for decades, physical therapists in Indiana have been regulated by the Medical Licensing Board, even as massage therapists, optometrists and athletic trainers had their own state licensing boards. But that second-rate status could change. For the first time, the state would set up an Indiana Physical Therapy Board to regulate and discipline the profession. The board would be made up of five physical therapists, a physical therapist assistant and an independent person. That would allow PTs to be regulated by their peers, a move that would remove much of the medical hierarchy from the process. Slaven “In many … [Read more...] about Legislation would increase physical therapists’ autonomy
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A physical therapist's assistant who formerly worked for Jefferson City Public Schools alleges in a new lawsuit against the school district that she had to resign after "relentless criticism, discrimination and retaliation by JCPS" on the basis of her disability, a physical health condition. Denise Rackers' lawsuit filed against JCPS in Cole County Circuit Court on Jan. 17 is the fifth active suit against the school district, and the fourth of the five that is based on some kind of alleged employment discrimination. Rackers said in her petition for damages that she worked for JCPS from January 1997 until May 2018. Rackers said she began to experience physical symptoms related to balance, blood pressure and syncope in December 2016. Syncope is another word for fainting. Rackers said she was diagnosed with dysautonomia in April 2017. Dysautonomia is a neurological disorder. Following her diagnosis, Rackers said she requested and received intermittent medical leave under the Family and … [Read more...] about Former physical therapist’s assistant files suit against JCPS
By Connor Letourneau Published 5:11 pm PST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors during warm up before the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 12, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors during warm up before the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 12, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Robert Laberge / Getty Images Photo: Robert Laberge / Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors during warm up before the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 12, 2018 at STAPLES … [Read more...] about Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins: How he endured the longest year of his life
US & Canada By Robin Levinson-King BBC News, Toronto 9 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46282988 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Hazing rituals have long been a brutal secret among high school and college sport … [Read more...] about The brutal secret of school sport initiations
by K.C. Rowell for Our Lady of Lourdes Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Sep 5, 2018 If you attend an athletic event at Cecilia High School this school year, look for the 5-foot-1-inch dynamo on the sidelines. Whether it’s football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball or track, you’ll find athletic trainer Kathryn Resweber looking after the welfare of the players, as well as the cheerleaders and dance line. When you add in practice sessions and her full-time teaching role, it’s clear this is no 9-5 job. And unlike the coaches, she never has an off season. But instead of dreading a schedule that keeps her hustling year round, Resweber revels in it. “It takes a special kind of person to do what we do and love it. I mean you love the sports and you form relationships with the kids, the parents, the coaches, and you're part of a community and it's absolutely wonderful.” Take a game day. Because Resweber teaches a full load, she’s in the … [Read more...] about Are athletic trainers the unsung heroes of school sports?