A Nontraditional Student Perspective

Kelly Clarke entered physical therapy school a little older than most of her student peers, having explored other careers before pursuing the physical therapy profession. She talks openly about some of the challenges she’s faced and advises that a lack of encouragement should not be mistaken for discouragement. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/12/Podcast/Nontraditional/

Ordering of Diagnostic Imaging by Physical Therapists: A 5-Year Retrospective Practice Analysis – PTJ

As more PTs transition into direct access roles, it seems prudent to consider how additional resources common to other first-contact providers might impact patient care. This study examines the appropriateness of diagnostic imaging studies referred by civilian physical therapists at an academic medical center. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/99/8/1020/5304994

Expert Tips for Finding Evidence and Research

You can’t have evidence-based practice without evidence. So where do you find it? APTA’s PTNow website offers multiple tools to support evidence-based practice. But it helps to know how to use those databases. And that’s where APTA’s staff librarian Gini Blodgett can help. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/6/Podcast/EvidenceResearch/