APTA’s first in a series of discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion. This discussion focused on race and racism in physical therapy.
When George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, Terry Willis was spurred to action. His goal was to call attention to racial injustice in America and the need for reforms. Physical therapy helped him along his journey.
Physical therapy played a major role in helping Sydney Mesher achieve a longtime goal to become a member of the famed Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, despite a serious injury to her foot.
Enacted in 2017, the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact was created to increase consumer access to physical therapist services by reducing regulatory barriers to interstate mobility and cross–state practice. With T.J. Cantwell from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
Serving patients where they live, through a different practice model. By Mollie Hope, PT, DPT.
As we move through life, we are confronted by moments, unexpected and unplanned, that can change us forever, if only we allow them to do so. By Ann W. Jackson, PT, DPT, MPH
Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD, lays out key challenges facing the physical therapy profession, key research priorities, and key opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reducing risk of avoidable hospitalization, helping offload the emergency department, and meeting post discharge rehabilitation demand for survivors of COVID-19.
Dr. Hunter and Dr. Jette share some of the experiences and insights of the total knee arthroplasty (TKA) guideline development group, including the comprehensive and systematic process used, the amount and quality of evidence analyzed, and the way in which the group approached recommendations when evidence was insufficient for a particular intervention.
At age 39 and in good health Brian de Castro didn’t fit the profile of someone likely to find himself on a ventilator for two weeks, and in a life-and-death battle with COVID-19. Physical therapy was key to his recovery.
Experts Katie Lucas, PT, DPT, Sarah Reinking, PT, DPT, and James Zachazewski, PT, ATC, DPT discuss injury prevention concerns, COVID-19 and safe practice and play considerations, and gave recommendations for preparation and implementation of sports activities in the upcoming phases of reopening.
Life as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant student is busy, stressful, and demanding, even in the most normal scenario. Now, add a global pandemic to the mix. As many of us are scrambling to figure out clinical assignments, watching lectures on zoom, and trying to study from our couches, we want to take a moment to talk about mental health and self-care, with Yusra Iftikhar, DPT.
Learn how physical therapy can play a role in addressing the alarming lack of activity among Americans of all ages and abilities, even you.
Scott McAfee, PT, DPT, talks about discovering one’s value as a professional, how to market yourself to an employer, and how knowing the basics of marketing and business can go far when it comes to patient and community interaction.
Madison Kirkpatrick, SPT, Howe Wang, SPT, and your host, Yusra Iftikhar, DPT, discuss gender and sexual diversity, equity, and inclusion in the physical therapy profession.
A recent New England Jounal of Medicine study found that people with knee OA had less pain and more mobility after receiving physical therapy than people who got up to three cortisone shots during the same period. Their research also supports a series of other evidence pointing to the benefit of physical therapy for knee OA.
Listen as three physical therapists discuss the topic of allyship in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and share their personal stories about the Black student experience.
Two physical therapists thrust into a vital, but harrowing role in the early epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic share stories about their patients and advice based on their expertise and experiences. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/love-of-their-patients-pts-on-front-lines-share-th
A little more than 30 years ago, Scott Giles, PT, DPT, was fresh out of physical therapy school and decided he wanted to create study resources for the professional licensure exam. Along with his wife, Tracy, they eventually founded Scorebuilders.
As the country moves to reopen gradually, rules, regulations, policies, and recommendations are swiftly being amended, but valid concerns remain about how to safely run an outpatient facility during a pandemic. Members had an opportunity to ask questions of APTA staff and colleagues in the spaces of physical therapy and infection control to assist with facilitating evidence-based safety precautions and best practices as outpatient facilities remain open, and reopen. http://www.apta.org/Courses/20/5/29/COVID-19/
For PTs and PTAs, the two never have been more closely intertwined. By Carrie Hall, PT, MHS