TMNews: #47: July 30, 2018: Oregon issues privileges, DPT@USC starts up, Shoulder Surgery=Placebo & ft. Heidi Jannenga, President and Co-Founder of WebPT: The State of Rehab

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  • Oregon is now issuing privileges under the PT Compact. For the latest updates, subscribe to the mailing list at
  • University of Southern California (USC) has welcomed 48 students into their inaugural class for their hybrid program, DPT@USC. The 3 year program consists of online class, classroom immersions, and clinical experiences; students spend about 60 days on campus. Check out the press release from 2U here.
  • Researchers in Finland have completed a study showing that the popular arthroscopic subacromial decompression surgery has no better outcomes than a placebo surgery. Both groups of patients had 1 post-operative PT visit, and after 24 months, both groups showed “marked improvement.” Check out the PT in Motion coverage here, and the article can be found here.
  • Cleveland-based federal judge Dan Polster has ruled that federal opioid distribution data–information released by drug companies on where/when/how they distributed opioids. cannot be  made public. The information was shared with state and local governments for investigation and litigation; it is not to be released to reporters. You can check out the story here.

Our guest this week is Dr. Heidi Jannenga, President and Co-Founder of WebPT. WebPT recently released its report on the State of Rehab Therapy (found here). Host Cait Cederholm sits down with her to chat the current challenges that face rehab professions, including the gender pay gap, patient compliance, and payment.

You can find the full interview with Heidi here. (22 minute listen)


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