• April 2007


    The “Bionic” Warrior: Advances in Prosthetics, Technology, and Rehabilitation

    Physical therapists, assisted by computer technology, are helping wounded and injured military personnel regain their abilities and even return to duty.

    Autonomous Practice Through Staff Empowerment

    Vision 2020 calls for autonomous practice in physical therapy. Staff empowerment may be one important step toward achieving that goal.

    When Disaster Strikes: PT/PTA Preparedness

    PTs and PTAs have an important and growing role to play both before and after natural and man-made disasters.

    Flat-out Necessities

    APTA is building a technological platform to secure physical therapy's place in a reshaped world.

    CSM 2007 Highllights

    Programming designed by all 18 of APTA's specialty sections, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall filled with products and services gave the more than 6,000 attendees the knowledge and tools to keep their practices current. Here are some highlights from the meeting.

    Columns and Departments

    Career Coach: Life As a Generator
    <p>The power is yours.</p>
    Ethics in Action: Suspected Impairment: Analysis
    <p>An examination of ethical scenarios presented in recent columns.</p>
    Inside PT: Glimpses of the Future

    This issue of PT Magazine contains a large collection of forward-looking features and column providing multiple glimpses of what the future may look like.

    PTA Viewpoint: A Problem-Solving Algorithm

    APTA Education Department staff-with input from the APTA Practice and Accreditation departments-have designed an algorithm (per the Web site Answers.com, a “step-by-step problem-solving procedure”) to depict the clinical-decision making responsibilities of PTAs.

    This is Why: A Young Soldier's Big Break
    <p>The importance of chances-second and otherwise.</p>
    APTA Resources

    - Member Benefit: APTA-Endorsed Professional Liability Insurance
    - Notice of Disciplinary Action
    - What's New on the Web

    Foundation News

    - PT 2007 Session Offers Advice on Applying for Foundation Funding
    - Foundation's Farewell to Frank Dinner Dance Set for June 28
    - Split Raffle: Will you be a Winner?
    - Students Reaching for $1 Million In Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge

    Letters to the Editor

    - The DPT: Few Benefits, Many Drawbacks
    - The DPT and Vision 2020: The Right Direction
    - Vision 2020: A Better Understanding
    - Deconstructing the Referral-for-Profit Myths


    - Legislation and Regulation
    - Association Update
    - Health Care Headlines
    - Study Snapshot
    - Members on the Move
    - Industry News