APTA is pleased to roll out Today's Physical Therapist: A Comprehensive Review of a 21st Century Health Care Profession, a resource designed to educate policymakers, payers, prospective students, and the public about the physical therapy profession. This new publication pulls together various subject matters and issues about the physical therapy profession from licensure and specialization to education and research, to the role of the PTA and payment for physical therapist services. Today’s Physical Therapist: A Comprehensive Review of a 21st Century Health Care Profession provides readers with a "one-stop" location to learn where physical therapy is as a profession today and where it is going in the 21st century. This document also will assist in the battles that many APTA chapters face at the state level, as other health care professions often attempt to inaccurately or inappropriately define the physical therapy profession through legislative and regulatory efforts.
As part of APTA's Go Green initiative, the association will push use of this document via electronic avenues. A PDF copy of the document is available at www.moveforwardpt.com (under For Health Care Professionals).