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.
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.
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
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
Physical therapist Steve Morris, immediate past president of APTA’s American Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy discusses the role of physical activity in cancer prevention and in the improvement of quality of life for cancer survivors. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/benefits-of-exercise-before-after-cancer-diagnosis
In this podcast we speak with financial experts Kevin Soehner from Enrich and Alexander Macielak, Laurel Road. APTA is committed to providing physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, students, and prospective students, with valuable tools and information to help you make the best financial decisions possible
Join APTA Students Director of Communications, Yusra Iftikhar, and guest Karen Litzy as they chat about social media, personal branding, responsible self-representation online, and more.
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.
In this episode, John Seip, PT, DPT, an ED PT, or an emergency department physical therapist shares insight on what working in this setting is like, and gives advice to students and new grads considering pursing the ED as a career path. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2020/4/Podcast/EDPT/
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
Justin Elliott, APTA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, joins us on this special episode of the Pulse podcast to discuss what’s happening in Congress, what’s to come, and what APTA is doing to advocate on behalf of the profession.
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.
Experts from physical therapy, psychology, and the Pan American Health Organization will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and how physical therapists play an important role in the recovery of patients’ mental and physical health. Presenters will share experiences from working on the frontlines of COVID-19.
Did you know that a baby can have a stroke before it’s born? Emma Fitzsimmons didn’t, until her son was about four months old. Emma shares her story and physical therapist Patricia Torres provides a clinical point of view and why it’s never too early to start physical therapy.