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
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/
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
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
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.
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/
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/
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.
“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
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
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/
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/
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.
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/
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
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.
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?
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 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/
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/
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.
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/
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/
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/