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CPG: Avoid Surgery for Atraumatic Shoulder Pain

Feb 19, 2019/Review

Advice on surgery for shoulder pain can be boiled down to three words: don't do it.

Crazy Little Thing Called (APTA) Love

Feb 15, 2019/News

APTA members are sharing the APTA love—and their stories are all about finding community in the association, no matter the paths they took to get there. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, APTA asked members to share their "APTA love stories" by recounting how they first came to join the association, and

New APTA Policy Priorities Push for a More Wellness-Oriented, Value-Based, and Accessible Health Care System

Feb 8, 2019/News

APTA's newest advocacy roadmap puts the current state of health care in the United States in stark terms—and commits the association to working for change. Describing the United States as being "at a crossroads," the association's 2019-2020 Public Policy Priorities document characterizes the country's

APTA Volunteer Opportunities Now Available

Feb 5, 2019/News

There are new volunteer opportunities available with APTA—and a new way of letting the association know you're interested. Calls are now open for several APTA Board of Directors-appointed groups, including the Reference, Ethics and Judicial, Finance and Audit, Public Policy and Advocacy, and Scientific

Study: More Evidence for Early Post-TKR Exercise Interventions 'Urgently Needed'

Feb 5, 2019/Review

You might think that the most effective early postoperative exercise interventions for TKR have been pretty well established by now. You'd be wrong,

Foundation Has a New Name, Logo, and Website

Jan 29, 2019/News

What's in a name? For the organization formerly known as The Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation), just about everything. Earlier this month, the Foundation announced a name change for the organization, from the Foundation for Physical Therapy to the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research.

2019 Federal Advocacy Forum Coming March 31; Registration Open Through March 18

Jan 18, 2019/News

When it comes to federal advocacy for the physical therapy profession, the watchword is "new"—new priorities after the end of the hard cap on therapy services under Medicare last year, new challenges that have surfaced in the wake of rulemaking and other changes, and a new Congress that needs to be well-acquainted

Draft HHS Report Backs Nonpharmacological Pain Management, Calls for Better Payer Coverage of Physical Therapy

Jan 8, 2019/News

Much like an APTA white paper on opioids and pain management published in the summer of 2018, a draft report from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says that it's time to address the gaps in the health care system that make it difficult to follow best practices in addressing pain—including

The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, December 2018

Dec 19, 2018/News

"The Good Stuff" is an occasional series that highlights recent media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, with an emphasis on good news and stories of how individual PTs and PTAs are transforming health care and society every day.

Study: Early Physical Therapy for Neck Pain Associated With Lower Imaging Rates, Opioid Prescriptions, and Overall Cost

Dec 4, 2018/Review

Researchers have identified an association between early consultation with a PT and lower rates of opioid prescription, imaging, and injections.

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An Adjustable Home Treatment Manual

Sep 30, 1979/Suggestions from the Field

Adapted Aquatics

Sep 30, 1979/Departments

Outline of Fractures

Sep 30, 1979/Departments

Therapeutic Exercise

Sep 30, 1979/Departments

The New Old: Struggling for Decent Aging

Sep 30, 1979/Departments