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4 Videos (and a Podcast) to Get You Ready for Pain Awareness Month

Aug 28, 2019/News

September is National Pain Awareness Month—a perfect opportunity to spread the word about the important role physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) play in the management of pain, and the unique knowledge they bring to the table. Need a reminder of why patient access to physical

Study: Knee, Hip OA May Increase Risk of CVD-Related Death, Underscoring Need for Emphasis on Physical Activity in OA Treatment

Aug 16, 2019/Review

Those with hip or knee OA died from chronic ischemic heart diseases and heart failure at a greater rate.

Stay Inspired, Motivated, and In-the-Know With These APTA Podcasts

Aug 13, 2019/News

APTA continues to assemble a collection of free, easy-to-download podcasts that deliver plenty of variety, from personal stories that remind you of why you love what you do, to nuts-and-bolts information that could be crucial to your professional survival. Where to start? Here are some suggestions—but

Proposed DMEPOS Rule From CMS Aimed at Predictability, Clarity

Jul 31, 2019/News

In its proposed 2020 rule for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS), the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aims to make payments for devices a little more predictable in light of the ever-increasing—and ever-advancing—range of options available to

Gregory Hicks Appointed to APTA’s Board of Directors

Jul 31, 2019/News

Gregory Hicks, PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been appointed by the APTA Board of Directors (Board) to complete the leadership term of Sheila K. Nicholson, PT, DPT, MBA, MA, following her death in June this year. Hicks, who has been an APTA member for 17 years, is chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at

9 Conversations to Have With Your Legislators While They're Back Home in August

Jul 29, 2019/News

Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives are headed to their home states and districts during the August congressional recess, which means more opportunities to meet in-person and advocate for policies important to the physical therapy profession and its patients. And the timing couldn't

2019 ELI Fellows Graduate From What's Now a National Award-Winning Program

Jul 17, 2019/News

The 18 seasoned physical therapy educators who have honed their knowledge and skills over the past year through the APTA Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship program know they've been a part of something special. Apparently, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) agrees—it named

The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, July 2019

Jul 17, 2019/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. Enjoy! "Life is always going to find a way": Dakota Kay, PT,

Proposed Home Health Rule Moves Ahead With New Payment System, Allows Therapist Assistants to Furnish Maintenance Therapy

Jul 12, 2019/News

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) intends to go full steam ahead with its plans to shift to a new payment system for home health beginning in 2020. The plans are accompanied by other changes that include allowing maintenance therapy to be furnished by physical therapist assistants

APTA Survey: PTs Say Administrative Burdens Delay Access, Affect Clinical Outcomes

Jul 1, 2019/News

A wide majority of PTs say administrative burden negatively impacts patient outcomes and contributes to clinician burnout.