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PT

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for PORTUGAL.
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PT

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the Portuguese Republic. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Portuguese bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Portugal. This is used as an international standard for shipping to Portugal. Each subdivision has its own code with the prefix "PT." For example, the code for the District of Porto is ISO 3166-2:PT-13.
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Data from the Military Health System Data Repository (MDR) show that clinical practice is often out of step with guidelines, as many patients are treated with intra-articular corticosteroid injections rather than physical therapy
Lee ACW and Harada N (2012) Telehealth as a Means of Health Care Delivery for Physical Therapist Practice Physical Therapy 92:463-468 http:// ptjournal.apta.org/content/92/3/463.full.pdf+html
According to the National Quality Forum (NQF) "Quality is central to achieving affordable care that knows our needs and keeps us healthy." (10) That may sound like an ephemeral description, but over the last decade the NQF has built an agenda, and made tangible advancements, in evaluating and improving the quality of health care in the United States (11) (as a member of the NQF the American Physical Therapy Association has contributed to that process).
In the new study, the researchers compared the effectiveness of a three-week program of manual physical therapy and exercise to a minimal intervention treatment approach for patients with neck pain.
Following four chapters sequentially provide rationale, basic rules and guidelines for documenting physical therapy evaluation, treatment planning and functional outcome in medical records.
A total of 13 patients (57%) in the targeted manual physical therapy and 5 patients (21%) in the global therapeutic massage group met this definition, a statistically significant difference.
In our experience, runners do well when physical therapy is structured to meet their particular sport.
Many of the small adult day care centers that consult with Adult Day Care and Assisted Living Group in Blue Bell, Pa., don't set up physical therapy programs because of the burden of required paperwork, remarks president of the group, consultant Lowell J.
With more physical therapy programs, with more students, with the trend toward non-academic health science center related programs, with increased time in clinical internships, with the increased number of physical therapist assistant programs (that also require clinical experiences), with economically-driven environmental factors--with all that, there is now a scarcity of available clinical placements for students and an intense competition for the clinical sites that are available (A decade of growth, 1998; Government affairs, 1999; Briggs, 1999).
Physical therapy, local cortisone injections into the bursa and anti-inflammatory medications can help.
The bulk of the early literature regarding CPM consisted of case studies describing CPM as a component of various rehabilitation techniques, but initially there was little research that isolated the contribution of CPM as compared to active physical therapy and other rehabilitation techniques.
They also must have physical therapy treatments to open breathing passages and reduce phlegm.

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