The Essential Role of Home- and Community-Based Physical Therapists During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.
https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/100/7/1058/5820965

Physical Therapist Management of Total Knee Arthroplasty: An Author Interview

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.

Physical Therapy or Steroid Injections for Knee Arthritis: What’s Best?

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.

Keeping Safe While Reopening Outpatient Clinics

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/