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In 2022, we delivered a range of content through our podcasts, including advocacy updates, practice information, and stories of lives transformed by physical therapy — whether through a PT’s or PTA's own journey in the profession or a patient's experience of care.

Here are the top 10 APTA podcasts of 2022 based on listens.

[Editor's note: These are just some of the podcasts APTA offers — check out our podcast webpage to browse the complete collection. APTA Podcasts are also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify.]

1. Simple Tips to Help PTs and PTAs Achieve Financial Wellness (58 minutes)
Joe Reinke, CFA, founder, and CEO at FitBUX, talks about the unique challenges facing PTs and PTAs, how to be prepared for the federal loan repayment to start up again, and how to give yourself permission to spend on the fun stuff.

2. Benchmarking in Academic Physical Therapy (34 minutes)
This podcast, part of a series produced by APTA’s PTJ: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal, features PTJ Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA, speaking with physical therapy thought leader Richard Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA, on the first wave of a study of the differences in perceptions of physical therapy students and medical students.

3. Statehouse Roundup: Hot Advocacy Issues at the State Level (30 minutes)
This podcast reviews what was expected to be taken up by state legislatures in 2022, including direct access, the physical therapy compact, telehealth, and more. Find out what happened by listening to a follow-up podcast recorded later in the year.

4. Life Hacks for Personal and Professional Well-Being (60 minutes)
Janet Bezner, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, national board-certified health and wellness coach and professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Texas State University, discusses simple, actionable items related to your personal and professional well-being as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

5. Population Health in Physical Therapist Professional Education (32 minutes)
Another podcast from PTJ, this one focuses on creating a greater emphasis on social determinants of health, population health, prevention, and other more big-picture concepts within PT and PTA education programs.

6. APTA's Advocacy Efforts Have a Wider Reach Than You Might Think (22 minutes)
APTA President Roger Herr, PT, MPA, hosts a discussion focused on some of the lesser-known — but still crucial — areas in which APTA is bringing the profession's perspective to the table.

7. Physical Therapist Management of Parkinson Disease: Clinical Practice Guideline (28 minutes)
PTJ's editor in chief takes a dive into the Parkinson CPG released through APTA.

8. Parkinson CPG Knowledge Translation (27 minutes)
A panel of physical therapists on the front lines of shaping clinical practice share their plans for creating knowledge translation tools for the Parkinson CPG and their goals for implementation into practice.

9. The Perfect Profession for Me (27 minutes)
In this podcast, part of APTA Magazine's "Defining Moments" series: The story of a PT's first realization of the career path she wanted to pursue, and how that lightbulb came on.

10 Improving Physical Therapy Care for People With Intermittent Claudication (30 minutes)
From PTJ: ClaudicatioNet is a nationwide network of 2,100 specialized physical therapists working in a system that allows patients and PTs to personalize, benchmark, evaluate — and modify — a treatment plan using routinely collected data from historical patients. Find out about plans to expand this effort to other chronic conditions.


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