Ordering of Diagnostic Imaging by Physical Therapists: A 5-Year Retrospective Practice Analysis – PTJ

As more PTs transition into direct access roles, it seems prudent to consider how additional resources common to other first-contact providers might impact patient care. This study examines the appropriateness of diagnostic imaging studies referred by civilian physical therapists at an academic medical center. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/99/8/1020/5304994

Outpatient Physical Therapist Attitudes Toward and Behaviors in Cardiovascular Disease Screening: A National Survey

Despite the high prevalence of patients either diagnosed with or at risk for CVD, few physical therapists consistently included BP and HR on the initial examination. The results of this survey suggest that efforts to improve understanding of the importance of screening and modifications of clinic policy could be effective strategies for improving rates of HR and BP screening. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/99/7/833/5382504

Infant and Child Development – PTJ

“Infant and Child Development: Innovations and Foundations for Rehabilitation.” By Jill Heathcock, PT, PhD, executive director of the Pediatric and Rehabilitation Laboratory (PEARL) at The Ohio State University; coeditor Jeffrey Lockman, PhD, professor of psychology at Tulane University’s Infant and Toddler Development Lab. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/issue/99/6