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.

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/

APTA Policy Priorities and COVID-19

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 Physical Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Clinician Discussion

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.

Physical Therapy’s Role in the Fight Against COVID-19

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

Disparities Brought to the Forefront as COVID-19 Spreads: What the Physical Therapy Profession Can Do

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.