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
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.
Oct 12, 2017 / News
Hospitals that serve rural areas are disappearing. APTA is supporting efforts to stop and even reverse that trend.
Jun 15, 2017 / Perspective
We have found a way to bring a fun, emotional escape for children in hospitals.
Feb 15, 2017 / Review
If the experience of one hospital system is any indication, facilities have reason to expect overall Medicare expenditures to drop.
Jan 19, 2017 / Review
Authors of the study say that's too many.
Jun 17, 2016 / Article
This summary highlights the PT's contributions to examination, prognosis, and intervention as well as collaboration with other members of the health care team for patients in the ICU.
Feb 1, 2016 / Feature
There's growing evidence that adding a "p" to rehabilitation improves patient outcomes pre- and postsurgery and following cancer treatments-and saves money, too.