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Join us June 27 for a live online discussion on the recently released report confirming that virtual health technologies, when guided by a physical therapist, deliver ″clinically meaningful improvements in pain and function″ for patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

The report, Virtual Musculoskeletal Solutions Health Technology Assessment, was released June 5 by the nonprofit Peterson Health Technology Institute, or PHTI. PHTI independently reviewed more than 2,000 pieces of literature, and the findings support APTA’s position that digital physical therapy services only be provided or directed by licensed PTs.

To follow up and provide further insight into the impact of the PHTI report, the association is hosting a live online APTA event, The Value of Virtual Musculoskeletal Solutions, June 27, 7-8:30 p.m. ET.

The event will include a summary of the report as well as an overview of APTA's work in digital health; a "fireside chat" conversation about the report's implications; a Q&A session; and concluding remarks.

Participants will include APTA CEO Justin Moore, PT, DPT; Caroline Pearson, executive director of PHTI; Drew Contreras, PT, DPT, vice president of clinical integration and innovation at APTA; and others.

The event will be recorded and posted on the APTA website for those who can't attend, but you'll want to add it to your calendar now so you can watch it live.

For more on physical therapy and digital health, including the APTA foundational paper ″The Digitally Enabled Physical Therapist,″ visit A clinical practice guideline on telerehab developed by APTA appeared in the May issue of PTJ: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal, "Telerehabilitation in Physical Therapist Practice: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American Physical Therapy Association."

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