World Physiotherapy, previously known as the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, recently released a briefing paper and toolkit on safe and effective rehabilitation for individuals with post-acute sequelae of COVID-19. APTA member Rebecca Martin, PT, DPT, PhD, who represented APTA in authoring the briefing paper and the toolkit, answers questions about the PT’s role in treating long COVID, and how to ensure patients’ safe recovery.
Dr Dias and his coauthors provide an antidote to the barriers that make it difficult to apply clinical practice guidelines to patients. “There are many inconsistencies in the examination and treatment…[for patients with] heart failure, [and] so often physical therapists have developed their own biases…based on their years of clinical experience,” which present challenges to changing practice based on new evidence. Dias et al wanted to provide an easy-to-use 5-step approach to improve care: “Let’s face it, it’s challenging…to read through 25 pages or more of dense content published in guidelines.” In this interview with Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette, Dr Dias shares his passion for this patient population and practical frameworks at point of care. Dr Dias is coauthor of “A Knowledge Translation Framework for Optimizing Physical Therapy in Patients With Heart Failure.”
Dr. Jette and the author discuss a range of issues, from the relationship and professional boundaries between physical therapists and dieticians, to practical recommendations for identifying and understanding the behaviors, socioeconomic determinants, and environmental factors that can affect access to proper nutrition. Dr. Berner is coauthor of “Nutrition in Physical Therapist Practice: Setting the Stage for Taking Action” and “Nutrition in Physical Therapist Practice: Tools and Strategies to Act Now.
APTA’s monthly advocacy and regulatory update covers multiple topics from the perspective of what’s happened, what’s hot right now, and what to keep an eye on in the future. In this episode: lawmakers focus on the PTA differential, a big telehealth win, a bill to relieve administrative burden in Medicare Advantage, and more.
Learn about the kinds of headaches physical therapist can treat.
A PT reflects on opening a clinic in an underserved neighborhood. https://www.apta.org/apta-magazine/2021/06/01/apta-magazine-june-2021/i-see-me-in-you
A mindful pause allows us to reflect and make conscious decisions that spark transformation and help us promote our emotional well-being. Podcast with Monica Jain, PT, DPT.
Read the article at https://www.apta.org/article/2021/05/24/mindfulness-just-what-the-pt-ordered
A recent large-scale study of postacute care sponsored by APTA and AOTA has the potential to change the conversation on payment in these settings. This podcast takes a closer look at the TOPS study findings with Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD, who served as an advisor on the study’s methodology and analysis.
This May installment of APTA’s monthly advocacy and regulatory roundup focuses on SNF and IRF rules, a sequestration win, telehealth, and more.
Could a massive new study change the conversation on payment in postacute care settings? The research, involving 1.4 million episodes of rehab in SNFs, IRFs, and home health agencies, has major implications for discussions about a one-size-fits-all policy approaches.
In this episode, experts explore how the mind and body intersect in the healing process, and how physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can provide better patient care by understanding the body’s response to stress and trauma.
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