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  • The PTJ App Is Here

    Editor's Note: The PTJ app was discontinued when the journal begain its publishing arrangement with Oxford University Press in 2016.

    Physical Therapy (PTJ) now offers a new app that allows subscribers to access journal content through any iOS device, and to store some of that content for offline use. The free app allows users with personal or institutional subscriptions to use their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch devices to access articles published ahead of print as well as current and recent issues of PTJ.

    In addition to the ability to download and store content, the PTJ app makes it possible to read and cache PDFs, listen to PTJ podcasts, and save full-text articles using the "favorite" function. The app also allows access to the full journal archive through PTJ's mobile site.

    The PTJ app is available at the iTunes app store. Set up instructions are available at the PTJ website.

    APTA Offers Support for Clinical Practice Document Development

    APTA sections have until March 17 to submit proposals for clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and clinical practice appraisals (CPAs) for possible financial support from the association.

    Through financial support the association hopes to better enable physical therapists (PTs) to consistently use best practices to improve the quality of life of their patients and clients. The program will provide structure, process, and resources for the development of clinical practice documents and other high-quality evidence summaries that translate research into PT practice.

    Proposals for CPG/CPA development must be supported and submitted by an APTA section, and must focus on clinical practice areas that are important and relevant to the practice of physical therapy. Each proposal will be considered individually and will be awarded in part or in full depending on the strength of the proposal and the priorities of the association.

    Proposals for the current review cycle are due March 17. For more information or a copy of the proposal submission document, e-mail Anita Bemis-Dougherty, director, practice department, or call 800/999-2782, ext. 3176.

    Innovation 2.0 Proposals Due Feb 13 – Even If You Submitted a Letter Of Intent

    Thursday, February 13, is the deadline for submitting a proposal for the APTA Innovation 2.0 program that will offer up to $150,000 to support innovation in service delivery and payment in a wide range of areas. In addition to the deadline announcement, potential participants are reminded that the letters of intent they may have submitted cannot be substituted for an official proposal.

    All proposals must be submitted using the online proposal submission form. For more information on the models types that will be considered, visit APTA’s Innovation 2.0 webpage.

    Contact the Innovation 2.0 staff with questions.