The first wave of this study’s findings provides insights into physical therapist education and identified differences between physical therapist and medical student perceptions. Read PTJ Article.
The pandemic has affected physical therapy professionals in many ways, including mentally and financially. PTs and PTAs, be prepared for the federal loan repayment to start up again, and how to give yourself permission to spend on the fun stuff.
Get answers to questions specifically directed at nutritional needs of a busy clinician. Learn how to best hydrate your body, what quick snacks, herbs and spices pack the most nutritional punch, plus great fermented foods, and how to figure out if you’re having healthy bowel movements.
Racism exists throughout the organizations and systems that make up the physical therapy profession in the United States. Statements of support must be substantiated by actions that drive change throughout physical therapy organizations. Read PTJ: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal article.
The author of a recent study, “Moral Injury Signified by Levels of Moral Distress and Burnout in Health Science Clinical Educators” answers questions and defines moral injury and how it relates to burnout, and more specifically how both experiences affect physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who serve as clinical instructors.
Knowing the risk of harm associated with exercise can better inform safe dosing of exercise, clinical implementation, and replicability. Read the PTJ: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal article.
Join Brian Gilbert, PT, MSPT, and Paul White, PhD, psychologist and co-author of the book “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace,” as they discuss the value of expressing appreciation in ways that tell employees and colleagues you really mean it.
As Congress attends to business in the last days before recess for the year, there are several important issues on the table, including a bill to address the fee schedule cuts, and legislation aimed at the PTA differential. Here’s a rundown of where things stand, and what you can do to help urge Congress to act.
Listen to PTJ’s author interview with Anneleen Malfliet on the why and how of integrating weight reduction with chronic pain management. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/101/11/pzab198/6352462
Learn about the benefits of adding bicycling to your life, the challenges you may face, and how to overcome them.
PTJ talks with author Phoebe Simpson about biopsychosocial treatment for pain. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/101/10/pzab188/6330890
The Core App by Hyperice is a mindfulness meditation app grounded in science and driven by data. It’s designed to help you find calm, improve focus, and flex your inner strength to seize the day without it ever seizing you. Learn how this app can help you.
A former ballet dancer sought a more meaningful career that still would keep her on her toes. By Geri Ann Sokell, PT, DPT, MEd.
PTJ talks about predicting low back pain improvement improvement. Read the article at https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/101/10/pzab176/6326850
APTA Fit for Practice, powered by Hyperice, is designed to help you recover, evolve, and remain resilient as we move forward into a postpandemic workplace. This episode provides a high-level overview of the initiative, what you can expect, and more.
Defining moments can come more than once, a move to America, the birth of a baby, starting a practice, and a being thrown a curveball.
APTA’s monthly advocacy and regulatory update has expanded to cover commercial payment issues! In this episode: how the commercial insurance industry is altering the course of telehealth for PTs and PTAs, the evolution of utilization management (and APTA’s impact on that evolution), and advice on addressing challenges with payers.
PTJ talks with Pamela Dunlap about fear-avoidance beliefs and how measurement of those beliefs can help clinicians identify people at a greater risk of disability after vestibular disorder. “We had hypothesized that fear-avoidance would be associated with symptom burden, function, quality of life, disability, and psychological distress,” Dunlap says, but until the development of the Vestibular Activities Avoidance Instrument, there was no measure. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/101/9/pzab147/6297426
See the history of the physical therapy profession in a different light! Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA, talks with David Nicholls, author of PTJ’s latest history essay and of the controversial 2017 book titled “The End of Physiotherapy.”
Have you ever stopped to think about your bias? In ways big and small, we all express bias, but it’s up to us to meet our bias with awareness, empathy, and with inclusivity in mind. In this discussion, we’ll talk about these themes and more with physical therapist and educator Brian Wilkinson, PT, DPT, who is a professor at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon.