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APTA's consumer information website,, is a continually expanding resource where patients can learn about the many conditions and patient populations physical therapists (PTs) treat. The site includes everything from condition-based guides, podcasts, tip sheets, and videos, to the popular and "Find a PT" tool that allows patients to locate a member PT in their area. It's also home to APTA's national award-winning #ChoosePT opioid awareness campaign and toolkit.

Bottom line: is always evolving, and a great resource for members to share with patients and others to help increase public understanding of all that the profession has to offer.

Here are some recent additions to the site:

Move Forward Radio podcasts

Lifecycle of the Pediatric ACL Injury
Neeraj Baheti, PT, DPT, is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy and a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy. In this episode he discusses who is more predisposed to these injuries and what they can expect in terms of recovery.

Bowel Health: What You Should Know
Jenn Davia, PT, DPT, is a board-certified clinical specialist in women’s health and director of education for the Section on Women’s Health. In this episode, she takes on the topics of bowel health, including breaking bad habits, importance of proper positioning, and tips to achieve o bowel health.

Tai Chi and Physical Therapy
Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc, board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist, reveals how she incorporates tai chi into clinical practice and outlines how its vast benefits help herself and her patients.

Once a Physical Therapist, a Young Woman Navigates New Life With Quadriplegia
Elizabeth Forst, PT, DPT, was in her early 30s,working as a traveling physical therapist, when the simple act of diving into a pool changed her life forever.

Washington Spirit’s Joanna Lohman Reflects on her “ACL Journey”
The Washington Spirit midfielder reflects on the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of her rigorous ACL recovery.

Combat Athletes and Physical Therapy
Former amateur and professional combat athlete and current instructor Kirstin Schmidt discusses the injuries she endured during her career, and how physical therapy not only kept her fighting, but became 1 of her tools to staying healthy. Her physical therapist, Jessica Probst, PT, who participates in combat sports and treats combat athletes joins the episode.


5 Tips for Creating Good Habits While Toilet Training Your Child

6 Sports for People with Parkinson Disease

5 Exercises to Reduce Knee Pain

What is Pitcher’s Elbow?

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New Research Shows: Physical Therapy First for Low Back Pain Curbs Opioid Prescriptions and Lowers Costs

New and Updated Condition-Based Guides

Cuboid Syndrome New

Female Athlete Triad

Hamstring Injuries


Multiple Sclerosis



Snapping Hip Syndrome

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