APTA's consumer information website, MoveForwardPT.com, is a continually expanding resource where patients 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 our popular 'Find a PT' tool that patients can use 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: MoveForwardPT.com is an evolving resource. Members are strongly encouraged to help APTA drive traffic to the site to expand awareness of the physical therapy profession.
Here are some recent additions to the site:
National Physical Therapy Month resources
October is National Physical Therapy Month, an opportunity to amplify our promotion of the benefits of physical therapy, and to make more people aware of APTA’s #ChoosePT campaign, the initiative aimed at raising awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for the treatment of chronic pain conditions. Check out the #ChoosePT campaign toolkit for resources and ideas to help you highlight the ways physical therapy can address pain.
Move Forward Radio podcasts
The Risk of Cancer-Related Falls
September 20, 2018: Although falls are common among the elderly, cancer survivors have a higher prevalence of falls than do people who haven’t been treated for the disease.
Using Physical Therapy to Treat Pain in Addiction Treatment Centers
September 6, 2018: America is in the grips of an opioid addiction crisis, much of which is linked to overprescribing for the treatment of pain, despite known and very dangerous risks. How does physical therapy work as an alternative?
Fourth Trimester: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
August 16, 2018: Most people know pregnancy is divided into trimesters. But what about the fourth trimester?
The Benefits of Exercise on Brain Health
August 2, 2018: The benefits of being physically active are well known: it can enhance your cardiovascular system, control your weight, and strengthen your bones and muscles. But now there’s a growing body of evidence that being physically active benefits brain health and can help slow the decline in brain function that comes with age.
Former Kentucky and NBA Star Rex Chapman Speaks Out About His Experience With Opioid Addiction
July 19, 2018: Addiction can happen to anyone, including Rex Chapman. The former star basketball player for the University of Kentucky enjoyed a 12-year career in the NBA, but what followed was a 14-year battle with prescription narcotics.
Young Woman Overcomes Amputation Challenges, Becomes Physical Therapist and World Adaptive Surfing Champion
July 5, 2018: Fourteen years ago, Dani Burt, a physically active teenager, sustained devastating injuries in a motorcycle accident. After being placed into a medically induced coma, she awoke to learn that her right leg had been amputated above the knee.