Skip to main content


  • Sort by:

Showing results for "" sorted by relevance

APTA Federal Advocacy Forum Brings the Profession's Energy to Capitol Hill

May 14, 2018/News

270 PTs, PTAs, and students from 48 states who converged on Capitol Hill recently to educate legislators and staff about a range of important issues impacting the profession. The meetings took place April 29–May 1, as part of APTA's annual Federal Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC.

Study: Self-Reported vs Actual Levels of PA Usually Don't Match Up

May 4, 2018/Review

Researchers have found that people aged 50 years and older tend to overestimate the level of physical activity they accomplish.

Successful WCPT Efforts in Africa Subject of Capitol Hill Meeting

Apr 25, 2018/News

WCPT is making a difference in the lives of people in need of rehabilitation in conflict-affected countries in Africa, thanks to an innovative program supported by the Leahy War Victims Fund, a special USAID program created by US Sen Patrick Leahy (VT) and funded by Congress.

Joint Commission Wants Your Comments on Proposed Pain Assessment and Management Requirements

Apr 23, 2018/News

The Joint Commission is developing new requirements related to pain assessment and management in 3 important settings, and your comments can help shape final standards and more clearly define the roles of PTs and PTAs.

2018 APTA Honors and Awards Program Recipients Announced

Apr 23, 2018/News

APTA's national awards program has announced the full 2018 list of recipients of recognition for their outstanding contributions to the physical therapy profession.

Study: Primary Care Physician PT Referral Rates Dropped 50% Between 2003 and 2014

Apr 13, 2018/Review

Physician referral to physical therapy declined between 2003 and 2014, while referral to specialist physicians increased.

Final Rule on ACA Insurance Exchanges Opens the Door for Market Instability, Disruptions in Care

Apr 11, 2018/News

HHS is making good on the Trump administration's promise to relax requirements in the ACA, releasing a set of rule changes that will alter the way states deal with "essential health benefits" and potentially reduce consumer access to help in choosing an insurance plan in the state marketplaces.

As APTA's Financial Solutions Center Marks 1 Year, Student Debt Looms Large in the News

Apr 10, 2018/News

The challenges associated with college costs, student debt, and postgraduation financial management continue to make headlines, with very little progress being made in identifying ways to curb what seems to be a growing—and worsening—issue.

PTs Honored for International Volunteer Efforts

Apr 9, 2018/News

Two PTs are among the volunteers who have been honored for their efforts to strengthen the health care workforce in some of the world's most in-need places.

2018 APTA State Legislative Leadership Award Nominations Open

Apr 2, 2018/News

APTA is calling on components to submit their nominations for the 2018 State Legislative Leadership Award, the annual association recognition of an individual member who has provided outstanding service and leadership on behalf of a component's legislative efforts.

View more results
Author Response

Aug 31, 1996/Research Reports

Learning a Partial-Weight-Bearing Skill: Effectiveness of Two Forms of Feedback

Aug 31, 1996/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. Partial weight bearing (PWB) is a skill commonly

The Modified Gait Abnormality Rating Scale for Recognizing the Risk of Recurrent Falls in Community-Dwelling Elderly Adults

Aug 31, 1996/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine

Microwave Diathermy Treatment for Primary Dysmenorrhea

Aug 31, 1996/Case Reports

This case report documents the use of microwave diathermy in a 31-year-old woman

“What Constitutes Evidence?”

Aug 31, 1996/Letters and Responses

<italic>To the Editor:</italic>

In “How Should Treatments Be

Invited Commentary

Jul 31, 1996/Research Reports

Author Response

Jul 31, 1996/Research Reports

Assessment of Hamstring Muscle Length in School-aged Children Using the Sit-and-Reach Test and the Inclinometer Measure of Hip Joint Angle

Jul 31, 1996/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. The sit-and-reach test (SRT) is commonly used

Conceptual Learning Processes in Physical Therapy Students

Jul 31, 1996/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate

On Women's Health

Jun 30, 1996/Editor's Notes

In many parts of the world, physical therapists have long been active in addressing