What does the physical therapist workforce — both its numbers and its demographics — look like? How is it likely to change over the next 10 years? And why is this important for the profession, for patients, and for society?
APTA set out to address these and other questions in its recently released APTA Physical Therapy Workforce Analysis. Published in December 2020, the association's report explains that by analyzing and forecasting workforce supply and demand, it's possible to identify shortage areas, evaluate employment potential, and bolster advocacy that improves health care delivery.