Physical Therapy in Emergency Care: A Win-Win for Patients and Hospitals

In June 2020, the American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates issued a position statement, Support of Emergency Physical Therapist Practice. Despite physical therapists’ knowledge about symptoms and conditions affecting many patients presenting for emergency care, they are not always considered by hospital administrators to be essential to emergency department staffing. In this podcast, APTA members Rebekah Griffith, PT, DPT, Carleen Jogodka, PT, DPT, and Lisa TenBarge, PT, DPT, discuss the evolving role of the PT in the emergency department — and what that may look like going forward.