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  • March PT in Motion: PTs Innovate to Take on Obesity

    Need more proof that physical therapy is all about transformation? Look no further than this month's issue of PT in Motion magazine and its feature story on how the profession is helping to address obesity and overweight.

    In the March issue of the magazine, associate editor Eric Ries explores how several innovative physical therapists (PTs) are establishing the profession as a key resource in a battle against obesity and overweight through a variety of approaches, from new research initiatives to real-world action.

    Through a series of interviews, Ries traces the beginnings of PT involvement in treating obesity—at a time when some PTs themselves didn't understand how the profession could help—to the latest efforts to investigate new models of care in which PTs are an integral part of a medical home team for children who are overweight or obese, a project funded through an APTA Innovation 2.0 grant.

    Along the way, the article touches on several emerging issues, including the development of an annual PT evaluation, the possibility of offering cash-based services, and the need for PTs to embrace their own power to transform society.

    The PT in Motion article on physical therapist treatment of obesity and overweight appears in the March issue of the magazine. Hard copy versions of the magazine are mailed to all members who have not opted out; digital versions are available online to members.

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