APTA Endorses MyTherapyExercise

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ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 24, 2010 — The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has endorsed My Therapy Exercise™, a physical therapy custom exercise video program available in the iTunes App store for the iPhone/iTouch/iPad and as a software download for Mac/PC from www.mytherapyexercise.com.

Developed by APTA member Robert E. Adams, PT, My Therapy Exercise™ is a comprehensive video home exercise program featuring 170 videos of stretches, range of motion, and strengthening for each body part. The videos may be watched individually or linked to create a customizable physical therapy routine.

My Therapy Exercise™ encourages users to work with their physical therapist or other health care professional to determine exercises that are appropriate for their individual therapeutic needs. "The video presentation exercises are consistent with those used in physical therapy practices and proper use should improve patient education and help save time for physical therapists," said APTA President R. Scott Ward, PT, PhD.

The program also contains an exercise prescription list that can be e-mailed directly from the My Therapy Exercise™ app, or printed out from the Web site for consultations with a PT or doctor. Every clip has audio voice-over instruction with professional instruction on proper set-up, alignment, and necessary precautions.

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) represents more than 74,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Learn more about conditions physical therapists can treat and find a physical therapist in your area at www.moveforwardpt.com. Consumers are encouraged to follow us on Twitter (@moveforwardpt) and Facebook.