PTs and PTAs are critical members of the health care teams in hospital settings.
From acute care to rehabilitation, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are part of the collaborative care team in various hospital settings.
Physical therapists are increasingly part of emergency departments.
The APTA Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy is dedicated to those who share a common interest in acute care.
Jan 1, 2019 / Article
May 30, 2020
Hospitals are recognizing the benefits of physical therapy services in the emergency department.
Jun 30, 2019 / Interview
Jan 11, 2019 / Review
Jan 4, 2019 / Review
Additional Hospital Settings and Physical Therapy Content
Apr 28, 2021 / Article
Defining Moment: A hospital PT finds meaning in a visit with a patient with COVID-19.
Apr 9, 2021 / Review
The study of nearly 9,000 patients also looked at the potential role of patient mobility at hospital admission.
Oct 30, 2020 / Analysis
PTs and PTAs can play a major role in wound care. This analysis takes a closer look at relevant interventions and practice settings.
Apr 5, 2021 / Open Access
Help stress the importance of early mobilization by sharing this research with hospital administrators and other health care professionals who work in acute care settings.
May 8, 2020 / Perspective
As our medical center closed floors to make the isolation units, we became involved.
Jun 10, 2020 / Perspective
Was it more harmful to keep the doors open or close them?
Jan 10, 2020 / Perspective
I'm a PT at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and I love my job.
May 30, 2019 / Perspective
The intensive care unit is a rare and rewarding environment to encounter physical therapy.
Oct 9, 2018 / News
There is little consistency in the ways hospitals assess and promote movement, and almost no acknowledgement of mobility as an outcome measure. That needs to change, and soon, say authors of a new white paper.
Oct 20, 2017 / News
Most of the use is occurring in private and hospital-based outpatient clinics and group practices.