Thursday, September 29, 2016 From PT in Motion magazine: 'Top 10 States in Which to Practice' Looking for a good state in which to practice as a physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA)? If you're not there already, you might want to consider heading west. Now available: PT in Motion magazine's "Top 10 States in Which to Practice" feature, the results of an annual analysis of 8 criteria that can make a state appealing for a PT or PTA: well-being and future livability, literacy and health literacy, employment and employee projections, business and practice friendliness, technology and innovation, compensation and cost of living, health and financial disparities, and PT, PTA, and student engagement with APTA. Looking at the mix of best scores in the most categories, western states came out on top, with 9 of the top 10 situated west of the Mississippi River. And for the fourth year in a row, Utah finished in the top spot. Colorado came in second, followed by Washington, North Dakota, Minnesota, and … check out the article for the entire list. The PT in Motion article includes a discussion of the criteria used to make the ratings, breakdowns of how each state was scored, and listings of the top 5 states for each category—details aimed at helping readers decide which factors are most important to them. "The Top 10 States in Which to Practice" is featured in the October issue of PT in Motion magazine and is open to all viewers—pass it along to nonmember colleagues to show them one of the benefits of belonging to APTA. Printed editions of the magazine are mailed to all members who have not opted out; digital versions are available online to members. Also newly opened for public access: "Making a House an Accessible Home: the Role of PTs," a popular article from the September issue of PT in Motion. Check it out!