August 9, 2019
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
August 7, 2019
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. And that’s where APTA’s staff librarian Gini Blodgett can help. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/6/Podcast/EvidenceResearch/
July 26, 2019
A PT honors her son and serves children with special needs. By Kelley Hutto, PT
July 26, 2019
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 other surgeries, the intense pain, and his eventual slide into opioid addiction, and how physical therapy therapy … Continue reading A Journey Out of Pain and Addiction And a PT’s Crucial Role — NEXT 2019
July 22, 2019
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 … Continue reading Outpatient Physical Therapist Attitudes Toward and Behaviors in Cardiovascular Disease Screening: A National Survey
July 19, 2019
Jaclyn Marie Arrow, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, discusses her session “He Said, She Said: How Personality and Communication Can Improve Patient Education” at APTA’s NEXT 2019 in Chicago.
July 10, 2019
Laura Finkelstein, PhD, spends a lot of time talking to students who feel stressed, anxious, and burned out. And that feeling isn’t limited to students. Laura reminds listeners that to best care for your patients and clients, now or in the future, you need to care for yourself first. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/7/Podcast/MentalHealth/
July 8, 2019
Scott Giles, PT, DPT, President and Founder of Scorebuilders shares tips, advice, and resources that are available to assist you in preparing for the physical therapy examination, as well as resources available to guide you. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
June 28, 2019
APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, addressed the House of Delegates, June 10, 2019.
June 24, 2019
A PT honors her son and serves children with special needs. On October 16, 1990, our son Nickolas made his debut in the world! It was a defining moment that had a profound impact on who I am and what I do today. By Kelley Hutto, PT.
June 10, 2019
Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT, talks with APTA Student Assembly about the importance of building your own brand, pitfalls to avoid, importance of networking, and more. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
June 6, 2019
Live chat with PT Professor Chris Petrosino, PT, PhD, as he talks about going into academics as a career option for physical therapists. http://www.apta.org/XchangeSA
June 5, 2019
From failing out of PT school, to placing last in a triathlon; you can learn from failures and use them to grow stronger. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/4/Podcast/Failure/
May 29, 2019
“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
May 29, 2019
The joys of gardening and eldercare. By Cheryl Till, PT
May 6, 2019
A group of 24 people from the US went to a rural town in Guatemala to renovate an old building and create a new physical therapy clinic—providing rehabilitation services to people who in most cases had never received that kind of health care before. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/4/Podcast/MoveTogether/Appearance
May 1, 2019
As a physical therapist Chris Hinze doesn’t just think about the whole patient. He thinks about the community around that person and how it informs their health. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/5/Podcast/PublicHealth/
April 29, 2019
Creating a clinic that literally speaks its patients’ language. By Sylvestra Ramirez, PT, DPT
April 3, 2019
Pursuing a career in physical therapy is a significant investment—of time, emotion, and also money. When it comes to managing the financial cost of launching a physical therapy career, students and new grads often have the same questions. Listen to this interview that helps answer some of those common financial questions. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/3/Podcast/Financial/
April 1, 2019
A student spreads a message of inclusion. By Jessica Nguyen, SPT (April 2019)
March 11, 2019
Live #XchangeSA chat with the APTA Private Practice Section Board President Sandra Norby, PT, DPT, on making your dream of owning a private practice a reality. http://www.apta.org/xchangesa/
March 6, 2019
Zach Stearns, PT, DPT, is a clinician in North Carolina. But in the spring of 2017 he was about to graduate PT school and was reflecting on his clinical rotations. Zach shares tips for students about to begin their clinical rotations.
March 4, 2019
Live #XchangeSA chat with Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, board-certified sports clinical specialist, former Boston Red Sox head athletic trainer, and owner of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance. http://www.apta.org/xchangesa/
February 27, 2019
APTA vice president Matt Hyland, PT, PhD, MPA, discusses APTA’s newly released public policy priorities for 2019-2020.
February 25, 2019
A veteran finds that his rallying motto still resonates. By Paul Caudillo, PT, DPT.
February 19, 2019
January 25, 2019 was a monumentous day in the association’s history. APTA broke ground on its new headquarters, APTA Centennial Center, set to open in 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8e6KpaaIM8&t=59s
February 13, 2019
What motivates us? That’s the question Daniel Pink asked in his best-selling book Drive and in his 2009 TED talk “The Puzzle of Motivation.” APTA physical therapist member Steve Anderson interviewed Pink at for his podcast Profiles in Leadership, here’s a taste of that discussion—a conversation that’s about which motivational tactics work and when.
February 12, 2019
APTA is approaching its centennial in 2021 and has a new, data-driven strategic plan to lead the way.
February 8, 2019
Particularly if you’re in private practice, home health, or a skilled nursing facility, you need to be aware payment changes that have arrived or are just around the corner.
February 6, 2019
Eliminating barriers to care. Protecting scope of practice. Reducing administrative burden. Those are just some of the issues for which APTA looks to lead change through advocacy. Justin Elliott, APTA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, joined us to talk about the health care advocacy landscape, including why students should care and how they can get … Continue reading Advocacy: Why Should Students Care?
February 5, 2019
APTA’s CSM week began with the US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, talking to association leaders about opportunities to improve public health.
February 1, 2019
Live #XchangeSA chat with Brooke Janicky, PT, DPT as she provides tips, and guidance from an insider’s on clinical residencies. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
January 30, 2019
Two children strike powerful blows—and confirm a student’s career path. By Elizabeth Seewer, SPT
January 9, 2019
Welcome to the Pulse podcast. This podcast series expands on notable articles originally published at APTA’s Pulse blog for PT and PTA students so they can reach a wider audience. Imposter Syndrome is not a commonly known term, but something you may be familiar with. In this episode, we talk to Cruz Romero as he shares with … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome
December 27, 2018
December 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with physical therapist Michael Gans as he talks about how leadership can expand your horizons personally and professionally. http://www.apta.org/XchangeSA/
December 5, 2018
Welcome to the Pulse podcast. This podcast series expands on notable articles originally published at APTA’s Pulse blog for DPT and PTA students so they can reach a wider audience. In this episode, we talk to Kaylee Van Deusen, SPT, about visual thinking strategies. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2018/11/PodcastArt/
November 30, 2018
The importance of constant learning and abundant kindness. Jena Gatses, PT, DPT, LMT (December 2018). Read the full story at http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/2018/12/DefiningMoment/.
November 29, 2018
November, 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with April Fajardo, PT, DPT, as she talks about next steps after graduating a physical therapy program. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
November 29, 2018
September 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with cofounders of WanderlustsPTs where we talked all things traveling PT and PTA. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
November 7, 2018
Welcome to the Pulse podcast. This podcast series expands on notable articles originally published at APTA’s Pulse blog for DPT and PTA students so they can reach a wider audience. In this episode, we talk with Nate Pryor, a US Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, and current DPT student.
October 31, 2018
They’re important in hockey. They’re vital to empowerment in life. Karen Thatcher, PT, DPT (November 2018). Read the full story at http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/2018/11/DefiningMoment/.
October 3, 2018
In this episode, we talk to Ron Peacock, Jr, about his personal experience with something called stereotype threat. Ron describes what it was like to go through DPT school with an acute awareness of the negative stereotypes too often associated with black men, and the pressure he felt to defy those stereotypes. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2018/9/Podcast/Stereotype/
September 28, 2018
Surviving a tornado reinforced a PT’s career path. PT in Motion: October 2018 Defining Moment by Sara Merchant, PT, MPT
September 12, 2018
Students identify and meet a need. Patients with cancer benefit. Authors: By Barbara Trencher, SPT, and Sarah Urke, SPT (PT in Motion magazine, September 2018)
September 5, 2018
Jessica Baugh often reminds students that they are still students, and that clinical rotations are supposed to be about learning. www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2018/9/Podcast/CIAdvice/
August 27, 2018
August 19, 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with Jimmy Pacini, PTA, title or why he’s cool as he talks about how to build professional relationships. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
August 27, 2018
July 22, 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with 49th McMillan Lecturer Laurie Hack, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, as she talks about rising to the top of our profession. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
August 27, 2018
June 17, 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with Casey Coleman, PT, DPT, and Joses Ngugi, PT, DPT, co-founders of Pre-PT Grind, talk about doing something different within our profession. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
August 15, 2018
Julie Sexton, PT, and Michelle Ramirez, PT, DPT, discuss their health system’s process for translating evidence into practice and expanding care through direct access at APTA NEXT 2018 in Orlando.
August 14, 2018
Laurie Hack, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, discusses her McMillan Lecture: “Wisdom and Courage: Doing the Right Thing” at APTA NEXT 2018 in Orlando. Watch video.
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