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A Perspective: Exploring the Roles of Physical Therapists on Primary Care Teams

Jun 21, 2017 / Report

Review this APTA-led investigation into the PT's role in primary care settings.

FSBPT Analysis of Competencies for Dry Needling by Physical Therapists

Jul 10, 2015 / Report

In 2015, FSBPT set out to define what PTs must know and be able to do to perform dry needling safely and effectively. This study reveals the answers.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Physical Therapy Profession

Aug 17, 2020 / Report

This follow-up report includes new data based on a July survey of PTs and PTAs.

Impact of Student Debt on the Physical Therapy Profession

Jun 8, 2020 / Report

The report includes recommendations, as well as a summary of actions APTA has been taking to address the problem.

Providing a Safe Alternative to Opioids: Research on Pain Management

Aug 12, 2020 / Report

Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek health care. Research validates that early access to physical therapy can prevent acute pain from becoming chronic pain. The treatment of pain often requires an integrated, multidisciplinary approach due to the many variables that may contribute to a