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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.

    Move Forward Radio Discusses Cycling Injuries and Performance

    Just in time for the start of the Tour de France this weekend, today Move Forward Radio discussed cycling injuries and the role of physical therapists in managing recreational and elite cyclists with Erik Moen, PT.

    The founder and owner of BikePT in Seattle, Washington, Moen has treated and coached cyclists of all abilities and authored numerous articles and book chapters about cycling and body mechanics. In the interview, Moen outlines the benefits of cycling and notes common injuries and ways to avoid them.

    Move Forward Radio airs approximately twice a month. Episodes are featured and archived at MoveForwardPT.com, APTA's official consumer information website, and can be streamed online via Blog Talk Radio or downloaded as podcasts via iTunes.

    APTA members are encouraged to alert their patients and clients to the radio series and other MoveForwardPT.com resources to help educate the public about the benefits of treatment by a physical therapist. Ideas for future episodes and other feedback can be e-mailed to consumer@apta.org.