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Americans with Disabilities: Role of APTA in Advocacy, Promotion, and Accommodation

Aug 1, 2012/Policies & Bylaws

House position: Outlines role of the APTA as an advocate for full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life and within the profession of physical therapy.

Improving Direct Access at the State Level

Feb 12, 2020/Article

PTs have all the training and skills necessary to provide diagnosis and treatment without a physician’s referral and without arbitrary restrictions.

Direct Access and Medicare in Hospital-Based Outpatient Settings

May 3, 2020/Article

CMS has specific regulations that impact direct access services in hospital-based outpatient settings.

Direct Access and Medicare

May 4, 2020/Article

Medicare beneficiaries can go directly to physical therapists without a referral or visit to a physician.

Tips for Starting a Practice

Dec 11, 2019/Article

Starting a private physical therapy practice is a major decision that requires considerable preparation and a significant commitment.

Cash-Based Practice

PTs are using a variety of cash-based practice models to meet their patients' needs.

Physical Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facilities

PTs are part of the collaborative care team at SNFs.

Travel Physical Therapy

Some PTs add travel to the benefits of a physical therapy career.

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is an emerging area of physical therapy.

Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy

Cultural competence isn't a destination; it's a journey that never stops.

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Nationwide Acute Care Physical Therapist Practice Analysis Identifies Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors That Reflect Acute Care Practice

Sep 30, 2010/Research Reports


Acute care physical therapy is a rapidly evolving

Effectiveness of Interferential Current Therapy in the Management of Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Aug 31, 2010/Research Reports


Interferential current (IFC) is a common electrotherapeutic

Effects of Various Treadmill Interventions on the Development of Joint Kinematics in Infants With Down Syndrome

Aug 31, 2010/Research Reports


Infants with Down syndrome (DS) have delayed walking

Sarcopenia, Cardiopulmonary Fitness, and Physical Disability in Community-Dwelling Elderly People

Aug 31, 2010/Research Reports


Sarcopenia refers to the loss of skeletal muscle

Quantifying Self-Report Measures' Overestimation of Mobility Scores Postarthroplasty

Aug 31, 2010/Research Reports


Self-reports of function may systematically overestimate

Invited Commentary

Aug 31, 2010/Research Reports

Invited Commentary

Aug 31, 2010/Research Reports

The Role of Caregiver Involvement in Upper-Limb Treatment in Individuals With Subacute Stroke

Aug 31, 2010/Research Reports


Initial severity of upper-limb motor impairment and

Physical Activity Promotion in the Physical Therapy Setting: Perspectives From Practitioners and Students

Aug 31, 2010/Research Reports


Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for chronic