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Productivity isn't just about numbers.

Productivity standards can be a useful way to improve both the ways care is provided and the work experience of providers — but only if those standards are thoughtfully developed with careful attention to patient experience and outcomes, the PT’s clinical judgment, and the APTA Code of Ethics, among other factors.

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Study: PTs and PTAs Report Higher Levels of Work Engagement Than Norm

Dec 18, 2023 / Review

A survey of 975 PTs and PTAs in Texas reveals potential insights into productivity requirements and other factors tied to work engagement.

Productivity measures should include quality and quantity. Insight from APTA EJC

Aug 15, 2023 / Interview

One of the biggest ethical issues in the profession is balancing productivity and quality patient care.

2023 John H.P. Maley Lecture

Aug 11, 2023 / Article

Discover the pressing need for translating research findings into practical clinical applications within the field of physical therapy.

53rd Mary McMillan Lecture

May 25, 2023 / Article

The COVID-19 pandemic posed ethical challenges to the physical therapy profession.

Questions PTs and PTAs Should Ask Potential Employers

Oct 26, 2022 / Resource

This set of questions is designed to help physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students assess practice and professional development opportunities.

President Herr's 2022 House of Delegates Address

Aug 14, 2022 / Article

Watch the 2022 annual address on the importance of foresight in the physical therapy profession.

Uncompensated Care: An Ongoing Challenge

Oct 1, 2021 / Column

This APTA Magazine article recaps results from an APTA member survey that explored the amount of time PTs spend engaging in coordination-of-care activities without receiving payment.

52nd Mary McMillan Lecture

Sep 23, 2021 / Article

We explore the importance of fostering an innovative culture within physical therapy and its significant impact on patient care.

2021 John H.P. Maley Lecture

Sep 11, 2021 / Article

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