APTA’s monthly practice update covers multiple topics from the perspective of what’s happened, what’s hot right now, and what to keep an eye on in the future. In this episode: physical therapists in emergency care, learning center resources, COVID-19, and more.
What’s it like to have long COVID? What’s the best way to address it? A physical therapist shares his knowledge of the condition from several perspectives.
In a descriptive study that’s already been featured in 14 news stories, Mark Werneke, PT, and colleagues analyzed data on more than 222,000 patients in the Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes database. Werneke and Jette talk in depth about the relatively low use of telerehabilitation in the outpatient population studied.
In this APTA Live event, we will talk with members of the Cross-Academy/Section COVID-19 Core Outcome Measure Task Force about the physical therapy core outcome measures algorithms they developed — one for adults and one for children.
World Physiotherapy, previously known as the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, recently released a briefing paper and toolkit on safe and effective rehabilitation for individuals with post-acute sequelae of COVID-19. APTA member Rebecca Martin, PT, DPT, PhD, who represented APTA in authoring the briefing paper and the toolkit, answers questions about the PT’s role in treating long COVID, and how to ensure patients’ safe recovery.
A hospital PT finds meaning in a visit with a patient with COVID-19. Read the article at: https://www.apta.org/apta-magazine/2021/05/01/apta-magazine-may-2021/a-brief-but-meaningful-encounter
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.
The power of teamwork, dramatically illustrated.
Sean Bagbey, PTA, ATC, MHA, and Kacey Kline, PTA, BS, discuss the role of the PTA and the value they offer to the profession. They also discussed the implications of COVID-19, the looming budget cuts from CMS, and the job outlook for the profession.
It’s hard to work under a layer of PPE, but the results can be incredibly uplifting.
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.
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.
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/
Recently, CMS added physical therapists to the list of eligible health care professionals who can furnish and bill Medicare for services furnished via telehealth. In this podcast we discuss what’s happening in Medicare in relation to telehealth and what APTA is doing to continue to advocate on behalf of the profession.
There has been a lot of activity by Congress to address the COVID pandemic. APTA staff Justin Elliott, Vice President, Government Affairs, and Kara Gainer, JD, Director of Regulatory Affairs, join us to discuss what’s happening in Congress, what’s to come, and what APTA is doing to advocate on behalf of the profession. Presenters will take questions live from viewers. Prior to the Facebook Live event, please review a more in-depth webinar APTA Advocacy activities and priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Outpatient PTs from private practice, hospital, and pediatric settings gather to discuss how they have maintained in-person practice while upholding CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines. Although COVID-19 has changed the way physical therapists and physical therapist assistants practice, but it has not changed their desire to serve their patients.
People recovering from the most severe effects of the novel coronavirus, may have a long road ahead, physical therapists are already playing an essential role in their care. And physical therapy will continue to be needed by many long after they leave the hospital. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/physical-therapy-s-role-in-fight-against-covid-19
APTA hosted experts in physical therapy and public health to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the United States, including how the pandemic interacts with existing geographic, economic, racial, and age-related health disparities. Speakers explored the roles the physical therapy community can play in mitigating not only COVID-19, but health disparities in general.
New grad James Newman, PT, DPT, talks about his experience transitioning from working in an outpatient setting to working in acute care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. James will share how life as a physical therapist has changed for him and the sacrifices he and his colleagues have had to make in the face of the pandemic.