American Physical Therapy Association
Thomas G. McPoil, PT, PhD, FAPTA, discusses his Mary McMillan Lecture at APTA’s NEXT 2019 in Chicago.
Virtual reality, (VR), in physical therapy is a reality. Some physical therapists are using it to address pain and other issues. Sujay Galen, PT, PhD, a PT who’s also a bioengineer, talks about the current realities and future promise of VR as a valuab...
Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA, discusses her research and an upcoming article in PTJ at NEXT 2019 in Chicago.
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 ...
You can’t have evidence-based practice without evidence. So where do you find it? APTA’s PTNow website offers multiple tools to support evidence-based practice. But it helps to know how to use those databases.
Physical therapist Jennifer Nash shares the reasons why, if you thought that people with advancing dementia are poor candidates to benefit from physical therapy, you’d better think again.
A PT honors her son and serves children with special needs. By Kelley Hutto, PT
US Army Master Sergeant (Retired) Justin Minyard’s recounts the injuries he received during a rescue attempt during 9-11 attacks at the Pentagon, and then while on a mission in Afghanistan—and then what happened afterward: with multiple fusions and ot...
Physical therapist Traci Norris discusses the key benefits of acute care physical therapy and shares why she urges people in acute health situations to make sure that a physical therapist is part of the treatment plan. https://www.moveforwardpt.
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 import...