Skip to main content

Recent reports of labor statistics and workforce data show big growth in the physical therapy profession, and there has been an explosion of physical therapist professional education programs. This growing supply of physical therapists seems likely to result in an imbalance. It's a complicated dilemma with dimensions that include market forces and health disparities. Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA, teases out the "perils and implications" with co-authors Susan Deusinger, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and Merrill Landers, PT, DPT, PhD, who believe that a profession-wide strategic approach could result in a win-win for physical therapists and the patients they serve.

Log in or create a free account to keep reading.

Join APTA to get unlimited access to content.

You Might Also Like...


Statehouse Roundup: Legislative Wins in 2022; What to Expect in 2023

Nov 17, 2022

From prior authorization to telehealth and more, 2022 was a busy year for legislation affecting PTs, PTAs, and patients. APTA staff experts discuss major


Sneak Peek: Long COVID Live Online Course

Oct 17, 2022

This quick listen provides insight into just a few of the topics that will be covered in "Long COVID Rehabilitation—Multidisciplinary Care: Pitfalls to


APTA Practice Update: APTA Lecture Series, New CPGs, Digital Health, and More

Sep 21, 2022

Stay on top of developments in PT practice: APTA staff experts on new learning opportunities, the latest clinical practice guidelines available, and exactly