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  • New Vision of the Physical Therapy Profession Adopted

    The 2013 APTA House of Delegates yesterday adopted a landmark new vision of the profession of physical therapy: "Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience."

    To see the collaborative process of your House of Delegates in adopting this bold new vision—and of the other important motions debated and resolved—view livestreamed video from the 3 days of the 2013 House. A summary of the House activities will appear soon in PT in Motion News Now, but, meanwhile, go to the APTA Conference News webpage to see a video dispatch interviewing APTA Director Lisa Saladin, PT, PhD, about the new vision, and other updates on the House of Delegates meeting and APTA Conference.


    • Really? I can understand the intention of the vision statement because I am a practicing PT who has answered the question, "what do you do?" thousands of times. However, I doubt any of the public and our potential patients will know what this means or even what we are. Are we not a service? Because this vision sounds as if we are going to change the way people move like a Segway or similar "thing" rather than a service offered by professionals.

      Posted by Tony Pazzaglia on 7/9/2013 2:20 PM

    • Vision statements aren't to define what you do to the public. A business or organization (or association) creates a vision for itself. If it's telling the public what you do, it's a slogan or a branding campaign. Not the same thing. Check this out: http://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickhull/2012/12/19/be-visionary-think-big/

      Posted by Tyler Anderson on 7/9/2013 3:25 PM

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