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.

Mental Health and Self-Care – APTA Live

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.

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.