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
Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette gets at the practical—and ethical—realities involved in studying children. Dr. Harbourne shares insights from her decades of research with children, on such topics as parents’ insistence on usual care. What is the take-home message for early interventionists? It might surprise you.
Two PT students share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. We also talk about mental health and stress — all of which aren’t new to PT and PTA students but may be different or heightened due to the pandemic.
Interview with Dr. Sandra Hon on her study—which found that direct access to physical therapy is more cost-effective than physician-first access in the United States, with greater functional improvement–in the context of current and especially pandemic-related economic realities. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article-abstract/101/1/pzaa201/5999910?redirectedFrom=fulltext
In this podcast, we take closer look at the information blocking rule: where it came from, who it affects, how it works, and what it means for PTs and PTAs.
As a punishing linebacker for the Texas Longhorns, Robert Killebrew delivered pain. Nowadays, however, as a physical therapist he’s all about relieving it.
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased the number of patients seeking physical therapist services via telehealth. This paradigm shift will improve access to care, but it also brings change.
This podcast focuses on panelists’ experiences as internationally educated physical therapists working with recruiters, and how elements of the APTA House of Delegates guideline “Recruiting and Hiring Internationally Educated Physical Therapists” were put into practice and resulted in a good experience.
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available and distribution plans vary by state, APTA Practice and Regulatory Affairs staff and members will discuss the latest updates on vaccine distribution, access, and administration.
Physical therapy has an important role in addressing the challenges of a devastating disease.
Dr. Sahrmann elaborates on her thought-provoking Point of View in a conversation that acknowledges some of the differences of opinion and controversies surrounding this vital topic.
Lindsay Durand, SPT, APTA Student Assembly director of communications, and Tonya Olson, MSPT, DPT, discuss the benefits of online learning, hybrid education, and how to make the most of your virtual learning experiences.
In this episode we talk to Chris Lane, PT, DPT, is a PhD and Louise Thoma, PT, DPT, PhD about their career journeys, things to consider when pursuing a PhD, both personally and professionally, and advice they’d give to those interested in this professional path. Here’s our discussion.
Learn from PTAs who have taken the lead on navigating through their careers and finding rewarding pathways to professional success.
MOVEMENT2BE motivates kids, who might not otherwise have access to team sports and extracurricular activities, to value and take part in physical activities to achieve a healthy life.
Zach Waltson, PT, DPT, is an avid reader who is continuously learning, seeking to grow and reflect, and ultimately striving be the best clinician and mentor he can be.
In this episode, Zach shares his message to seek out more information, identify bias and limitations when they exist, find mentors, and reflect on experiences whenever possible.
Doctors told parents of newborn Eli Starkey that he might never speak or walk. Eli’s parents and PT Anna Howard discuss the cutting edge treatment, physical therapy, faith, and determination that has Eli walking, talking, and playing ball.
Building strength and emphasizing healthy movement through physical therapy can be a valuable tool to help people who have eating disorders. It also is a means of improving people’s long-term recovery. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/value-of-physical-therapy-in-addressing-life-limit