A mother driven to help her infant son discovers the Early Intervention Program and fights to get him access to therapies that have helped him thrive and keep up with his peers.
After years of working with patients, Sara DeMars, PT, DPT, has learned the power that words and word choice can have when working with patients. Sara believes that through being aware of our verbal communication and avoiding broad language we can actually make a big impact when it comes to patient care.
Here’s our discussion with Sara.
To read Sara’s APTA perspective article, The ‘B’ Word: Watch Your Language, visit apta.org.
A hospital PT finds meaning in a visit with a patient with COVID-19. Read the article at: https://www.apta.org/apta-magazine/2021/05/01/apta-magazine-may-2021/a-brief-but-meaningful-encounter
APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors, Director of Communications, Lindsay Durand, SPT, talks with Alex Macielak from Laurel Road and Kevin Soehner from Enrich about what you need to know about your financial wellness, student debt and refinancing, spending habits, and more.
Find it hard to keep up with what’s happening on Capitol Hill, in Medicare, and other regulatory arenas? You’re not alone. Now you can get up-to-speed, fast: APTA offers a podcast-based roundup of what’s going on, and what our panel of staff experts says needs to be on your radar. We cover multiple topics from the perspective of what’s happened, what’s hot right now, and what to keep an eye on in the future.
This episode: telehealth legislation, information blocking, and more.
In this conversation with Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette, Dr. Keil notes that the evidence supporting direct access is now clear and that data indicate that physical therapists refer for imaging less often and use it more appropriately than other first-contact providers.
While one-to-one care is the main focus of most physical therapy providers, looking at the health of a population — however you define it — can reveal patterns and obstacles that can be addressed.
Jennifer looked for and got help from medical providers. She did everything she was told to do, but nothing worked. In pain, inactive, and gaining weight, Jennifer was discouraged. Then she found help from physical therapists.
Reminiscences of a PT and mother. By Yaffa Liebermann, PT
Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette gets at the practical—and ethical—realities involved in studying children. Dr. Harbourne shares insights from her decades of research with children, on such topics as parents’ insistence on usual care. What is the take-home message for early interventionists? It might surprise you.
Two PT students share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. We also talk about mental health and stress — all of which aren’t new to PT and PTA students but may be different or heightened due to the pandemic.
Interview with Dr. Sandra Hon on her study—which found that direct access to physical therapy is more cost-effective than physician-first access in the United States, with greater functional improvement–in the context of current and especially pandemic-related economic realities. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article-abstract/101/1/pzaa201/5999910?redirectedFrom=fulltext
In this podcast, we take closer look at the information blocking rule: where it came from, who it affects, how it works, and what it means for PTs and PTAs.
As a punishing linebacker for the Texas Longhorns, Robert Killebrew delivered pain. Nowadays, however, as a physical therapist he’s all about relieving it.
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased the number of patients seeking physical therapist services via telehealth. This paradigm shift will improve access to care, but it also brings change.
This podcast focuses on panelists’ experiences as internationally educated physical therapists working with recruiters, and how elements of the APTA House of Delegates guideline “Recruiting and Hiring Internationally Educated Physical Therapists” were put into practice and resulted in a good experience.
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available and distribution plans vary by state, APTA Practice and Regulatory Affairs staff and members will discuss the latest updates on vaccine distribution, access, and administration.
Physical therapy has an important role in addressing the challenges of a devastating disease.
Dr. Sahrmann elaborates on her thought-provoking Point of View in a conversation that acknowledges some of the differences of opinion and controversies surrounding this vital topic.
Lindsay Durand, SPT, APTA Student Assembly director of communications, and Tonya Olson, MSPT, DPT, discuss the benefits of online learning, hybrid education, and how to make the most of your virtual learning experiences.