June 29, 2020
Madison Kirkpatrick, SPT, Howe Wang, SPT, and your host, Yusra Iftikhar, DPT, discuss gender and sexual diversity, equity, and inclusion in the physical therapy profession.
June 17, 2020
Michael Cromartie, PT, DPT, Mark Agholar, DPT, and Briana Scott, PT, DPT, and Yusra Iftikhar, DPT, discussed allyship in DEI.
June 3, 2020
A little more than 30 years ago, Scott Giles, PT, DPT, was fresh out of physical therapy school and decided he wanted to create study resources for the professional licensure exam. Along with his wife, Tracy, they eventually founded Scorebuilders.
June 2, 2020
As the country moves to reopen gradually, rules, regulations, policies, and recommendations are swiftly being amended, but valid concerns remain about how to safely run an outpatient facility during a pandemic. Members had an opportunity to ask questions of APTA staff and colleagues in the spaces of physical therapy and infection control to assist with … Continue reading Keeping Safe While Reopening Outpatient Clinics
May 27, 2020
For PTs and PTAs, the two never have been more closely intertwined. By Carrie Hall, PT, MHS
May 20, 2020
In this podcast we speak with financial experts Kevin Soehner from Enrich and Alexander Macielak, Laurel Road. APTA is committed to providing physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, students, and prospective students, with valuable tools and information to help you make the best financial decisions possible
May 18, 2020
Join APTA Students Director of Communications, Yusra Iftikhar, and guest Karen Litzy as they chat about social media, personal branding, responsible self-representation online, and more.
May 13, 2020
Recently, CMS added physical therapists to the list of eligible health care professionals who can furnish and bill Medicare for services furnished via telehealth. In this podcast we discuss what’s happening in Medicare in relation to telehealth and what APTA is doing to continue to advocate on behalf of the profession.
May 11, 2020
There has been a lot of activity by Congress to address the COVID pandemic. APTA staff Justin Elliott, Vice President, Government Affairs, and Kara Gainer, JD, Director of Regulatory Affairs, join us to discuss what’s happening in Congress, what’s to come, and what APTA is doing to advocate on behalf of the profession. Presenters will … Continue reading APTA Policy Priorities and COVID-19
May 8, 2020
Outpatient PTs from private practice, hospital, and pediatric settings gather to discuss how they have maintained in-person practice while upholding CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines. Although COVID-19 has changed the way physical therapists and physical therapist assistants practice, but it has not changed their desire to serve their patients.
May 7, 2020
The journey of a PT/anthropologist. By Mark G. Sala, PT, DPT, MA
May 6, 2020
In this episode, John Seip, PT, DPT, an ED PT, or an emergency department physical therapist shares insight on what working in this setting is like, and gives advice to students and new grads considering pursing the ED as a career path.
April 29, 2020
Justin Elliott, APTA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, joins us on this special episode of the Pulse podcast to discuss what’s happening in Congress, what’s to come, and what APTA is doing to advocate on behalf of the profession.
April 24, 2020
APTA hosted experts in physical therapy and public health to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the United States, including how the pandemic interacts with existing geographic, economic, racial, and age-related health disparities. Speakers explored the roles the physical therapy community can play in mitigating not only COVID-19, but health disparities in general.
April 20, 2020
New grad James Newman, PT, DPT, talks about his experience transitioning from working in an outpatient setting to working in acute care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. James will share how life as a physical therapist has changed for him and the sacrifices he and his colleagues have had to make in the … Continue reading Serving on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 17, 2020
Experts from physical therapy, psychology, and the Pan American Health Organization will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and how physical therapists play an important role in the recovery of patients’ mental and physical health. Presenters will share experiences from working on the frontlines of COVID-19.
April 9, 2020
Physical therapists who have changed their care models to adapt to the COVID-19 health crisis will discuss how they modified their practices in response to the pandemic, and will share innovative strategies to provide physical therapist services to patients in need. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.
April 7, 2020
Despite living in different countries and health systems, physical therapists in Colombia and Peru are facing the same challenges as physical therapists in the United States.  This discussion features Nancy Molina, president of the Colombian Physical Therapy Association, Gabriela Mallma, president of the Peruvian Physical Therapy Association and Ana Herrera, PT in Peru. Both presidents … Continue reading International PT Response to COVID-19: Colombia, Peru
April 3, 2020
Telehealth and telePT are increasing in scope and availability to providers and patients. As adoption and uptake of these delivery innovations has expanded, physical therapy research and education has been slow to address the nuances of clinical reasoning and patient management in a setting in which the patient is not in the same location as … Continue reading Implementing Telehealth in Your Practice STAT: Practical Guidance from Experienced Telehealth PTs Q&A Recorded (March 30)
March 31, 2020
In this episode, Physical Therapist Rick Segal guides listeners as to how they can discover their career interests, what to do once they narrow down their options, and further insight on how to advance within our field and move our profession forward.
March 27, 2020
Get an overview of disaster phases and epidemiological information on COVID-19; experiences from the speakers in past disasters, an overview of the response to COVID-19 in Canada and the UK.
March 27, 2020
In this panel, providers across specialties will discuss how they are implementing telehealth in their clinical practices. Providers will discuss how they manage patients and deliver effective care from a distance in pediatric, neurological, women’s health, orthopedic settings. The presenters will provide insights into current practice models and the research surrounding digital care delivery. Additionally, … Continue reading Implementing Telehealth in Your Practice STAT: Practical Guidance from Experienced Telehealth PTs
March 25, 2020
A PT with scoliosis helps others with the condition. By April Gerard, PT
March 10, 2020
APTA’s live #XchangeSA chat with Kendra Lucas, PT, DPT on Advocacy.
March 4, 2020
Will Stokes, PT, DPT, is on a mission to prepare students for the transition to professional. In this episode, Will shares his story as a student transitioning into a clinician, and gives insight on his experience as a professional.
February 24, 2020
Employing contemporary theories of neurorehabilitation and neuroplasticity to enhance children’s lives. By Sara Kerrick, PT
February 21, 2020
APTA’s live #XchangeSA chat with Alan Lee, PT, DPT, PhD on Telehealth and Telerehab.
February 7, 2020
A program plays a key “roll” in altering perceptions. By Cathy Carver, PT
February 5, 2020
What every physical therapy student should know about the health care landscape, payment, ethical practice, as well as advice on documentation, ethical decision-making, and how to navigate tough conversations all while providing quality care to your patients.
January 27, 2020
Will Stokes, PT, DPT, shares what every physical therapist student needs to know about transitioning from student to clinician.
January 13, 2020
Self-reflection makes a path clear. By Sharna Prasad, PT, DPT
January 8, 2020
For the physical therapy profession to thrive, it needs clinicians with grit. Physical therapist Fred Gilbert urges the next generation to think outside of the box and outside of the clinic.
January 6, 2020
Thoughts on a presidential address. By Katie Borgelt, PT, DPT
December 4, 2019
Kelly Clarke entered physical therapy school a little older than most of her student peers, having explored other careers before pursuing the physical therapy profession. She talks openly about some of the challenges she’s faced and advises that a lack of encouragement should not be mistaken for discouragement.
November 18, 2019
A travel writer’s journey leads to a career in physical therapy. By Rachel Tavel, PT, DPT
November 6, 2019
Hannah Belles, SPT, couldn’t shake a poor grade she’d received on an exam. She started to doubt herself. After sharing her story, her perspective shifted. Instead of holding her grades in such high regard, it made more sense to see them as milestones, or as check-in points.
October 18, 2019
In this PTJ podcast, The 50th McMillan Lecturer Dr. Thomas McPoil shares personal insights behind and beyond the lecture; for instance how he envisions allowing specialization to begin before completion of professional education.
October 7, 2019
Live #XchangeSA chat with Joseph Donnelly, PT, DHS , what you need to know about dry needling, trigger points, and myofascial pain syndrome and how physical therapy can work in these areas.
October 2, 2019
MUSC students created a program to expose young students from minority populations to the physical therapy profession, and pairing them with mentors to help nurture them. In this episode, Spencer talks about these initiatives and the crucial role DEI plays in the profession.
September 23, 2019
APTA’s live #xchangeSA chat with Steven George, PT, PhD, FAPTA, to discuss the complexity of managing patients and clients who experience chronic pain.
September 6, 2019
Interview with François Desmeules on the current evidence regarding physical therapist care for patients with MSKD in EDs and to update current recommendations for these models of care.
September 4, 2019
Physical therapist Sarah Wenger discusses the complexity of chronic pain management, including the mental and emotional aspects of chronic pain and reassures younger clinicians that they are well prepared to make a meaningful impact in the lives of people with chronic pain.
August 26, 2019
Helping children with disabilities experience the power of dance. By Michelle McGuire, PT, MPT
August 23, 2019
Physical therapist Jaclyn Marie Arrow, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, discusses her session “He Said, She Said: How Personality and Communication Can Improve Patient Education.”.
August 19, 2019
Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD talks about advancing DEI in the profession.
August 16, 2019
Thomas G. McPoil, PT, PhD, FAPTA, discusses his Mary McMillan Lecture at APTA’s NEXT 2019 in Chicago.
August 13, 2019
Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA, discusses her research and an upcoming article in PTJ at NEXT 2019 in Chicago.
August 9, 2019
As more PTs transition into direct access roles, it seems prudent to consider how additional resources common to other first-contact providers might impact patient care. This study examines the appropriateness of diagnostic imaging studies referred by civilian physical therapists at an academic medical center.
August 7, 2019
You can’t have evidence-based practice without evidence. So where do you find it? APTA’s PTNow website offers multiple tools to support evidence-based practice. But it helps to know how to use those databases. And that’s where APTA’s staff librarian Gini Blodgett can help.
July 26, 2019
A PT honors her son and serves children with special needs. By Kelley Hutto, PT
July 26, 2019
US Army Master Sergeant (Retired) Justin Minyard’s  recounts the injuries he received during a rescue attempt during 9-11 attacks at the Pentagon, and then while on a mission in Afghanistan—and then what happened afterward: with multiple fusions and other surgeries, the intense pain, and his eventual slide into opioid addiction, and how physical therapy therapy … Continue reading A Journey Out of Pain and Addiction And a PT’s Crucial Role — NEXT 2019
July 22, 2019
Despite the high prevalence of patients either diagnosed with or at risk for CVD, few physical therapists consistently included BP and HR on the initial examination. The results of this survey suggest that efforts to improve understanding of the importance of screening and modifications of clinic policy could be effective strategies for improving rates of … Continue reading Outpatient Physical Therapist Attitudes Toward and Behaviors in Cardiovascular Disease Screening: A National Survey
July 19, 2019
Jaclyn Marie Arrow, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, discusses her session “He Said, She Said: How Personality and Communication Can Improve Patient Education” at APTA’s NEXT 2019 in Chicago.
July 10, 2019
Laura Finkelstein, PhD, spends a lot of time talking to students who feel stressed, anxious, and burned out. And that feeling isn’t limited to students. Laura reminds listeners that to best care for your patients and clients, now or in the future, you need to care for yourself first.
July 8, 2019
Scott Giles, PT, DPT, President and Founder of Scorebuilders shares tips, advice, and resources that are available to assist you in preparing for the physical therapy examination, as well as resources available to guide you.
June 28, 2019
APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, addressed the House of Delegates, June 10, 2019.
June 24, 2019
A PT honors her son and serves children with special needs. On October 16, 1990, our son Nickolas made his debut in the world! It was a defining moment that had a profound impact on who I am and what I do today. By Kelley Hutto, PT.
June 10, 2019
Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT, talks with APTA Student Assembly about the importance of building your own brand, pitfalls to avoid, importance of networking, and more.
June 6, 2019
Live chat with PT Professor Chris Petrosino, PT, PhD, as he talks about going into academics as a career option for physical therapists.
June 5, 2019
From failing out of PT school, to placing last in a triathlon; you can learn from failures and use them to grow stronger.
May 29, 2019
“Infant and Child Development: Innovations and Foundations for Rehabilitation.” By Jill Heathcock, PT, PhD, executive director of the Pediatric and Rehabilitation Laboratory (PEARL) at The Ohio State University; coeditor Jeffrey Lockman, PhD, professor of psychology at Tulane University’s Infant and Toddler Development Lab.
May 29, 2019
The joys of gardening and eldercare. By Cheryl Till, PT
May 6, 2019
A group of 24 people from the US went to a rural town in Guatemala to renovate an old building and create a new physical therapy clinic—providing rehabilitation services to people who in most cases had never received that kind of health care before.
May 1, 2019
As a physical therapist Chris Hinze doesn’t just think about the whole patient. He thinks about the community around that person and how it informs their health.
April 29, 2019
Creating a clinic that literally speaks its patients’ language. By Sylvestra Ramirez, PT, DPT
April 3, 2019
Pursuing a career in physical therapy is a significant investment—of time, emotion, and also money. When it comes to managing the financial cost of launching a physical therapy career, students and new grads often have the same questions. Listen to this interview that helps answer some of those common financial questions.
April 1, 2019
A student spreads a message of inclusion. By Jessica Nguyen, SPT (April 2019)
March 11, 2019
Live #XchangeSA chat with the APTA Private Practice Section Board President Sandra Norby, PT, DPT, on making your dream of owning a private practice a reality.
March 6, 2019
Zach Stearns, PT, DPT, is a clinician in North Carolina. But in the spring of 2017 he was about to graduate PT school and was reflecting on his clinical rotations. Zach shares tips for students about to begin their clinical rotations.
March 4, 2019
Live #XchangeSA chat with Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, board-certified sports clinical specialist, former Boston Red Sox head athletic trainer, and owner of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance.
February 27, 2019
APTA vice president Matt Hyland, PT, PhD, MPA, discusses APTA’s newly released public policy priorities for 2019-2020.
February 25, 2019
A veteran finds that his rallying motto still resonates. By Paul Caudillo, PT, DPT.
February 19, 2019
January 25, 2019 was a monumentous day in the association’s history. APTA broke ground on its new headquarters, APTA Centennial Center, set to open in 2021.
February 13, 2019
What motivates us? That’s the question Daniel Pink asked in his best-selling book Drive and in his 2009 TED talk “The Puzzle of Motivation.” APTA physical therapist member Steve Anderson interviewed Pink at for his podcast Profiles in Leadership, here’s a taste of that discussion—a conversation that’s about which motivational tactics work and when.
February 12, 2019
APTA is approaching its centennial in 2021 and has a new, data-driven strategic plan to lead the way.
February 8, 2019
Particularly if you’re in private practice, home health, or a skilled nursing facility, you need to be aware payment changes that have arrived or are just around the corner.
February 6, 2019
Eliminating barriers to care. Protecting scope of practice. Reducing administrative burden. Those are just some of the issues for which APTA looks to lead change through advocacy. Justin Elliott, APTA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, joined us to talk about the health care advocacy landscape, including why students should care and how they can get … Continue reading Advocacy: Why Should Students Care?
February 5, 2019
APTA’s CSM week began with the US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, talking to association leaders about opportunities to improve public health.
February 1, 2019
Live #XchangeSA chat with Brooke Janicky, PT, DPT as she provides tips, and guidance from an insider’s on clinical residencies.
January 30, 2019
Two children strike powerful blows—and confirm a student’s career path. By Elizabeth Seewer, SPT
January 9, 2019
Welcome to the Pulse podcast. This podcast series expands on notable articles originally published at APTA’s Pulse blog for PT and PTA students so they can reach a wider audience. Imposter Syndrome is not a commonly known term, but something you may be familiar with. In this episode, we talk to Cruz Romero as he shares with … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome
December 27, 2018
December 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with physical therapist Michael Gans as he talks about how leadership can expand your horizons personally and professionally.
December 5, 2018
Welcome to the Pulse podcast. This podcast series expands on notable articles originally published at APTA’s Pulse blog for DPT and PTA students so they can reach a wider audience. In this episode, we talk to Kaylee Van Deusen, SPT, about visual thinking strategies.
November 30, 2018
The importance of constant learning and abundant kindness. Jena Gatses, PT, DPT, LMT (December 2018). Read the full story at
November 29, 2018
November, 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with April Fajardo, PT, DPT, as she talks about next steps after graduating a physical therapy program.
November 29, 2018
September 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with cofounders of WanderlustsPTs where we talked all things traveling PT and PTA.
November 7, 2018
Welcome to the Pulse podcast. This podcast series expands on notable articles originally published at APTA’s Pulse blog for DPT and PTA students so they can reach a wider audience. In this episode, we talk with Nate Pryor, a US Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, and current DPT student.
October 31, 2018
They’re important in hockey. They’re vital to empowerment in life. Karen Thatcher, PT, DPT (November 2018). Read the full story at
October 3, 2018
In this episode, we talk to Ron Peacock, Jr, about his personal experience with something called stereotype threat. Ron describes what it was like to go through DPT school with an acute awareness of the negative stereotypes too often associated with black men, and the pressure he felt to defy those stereotypes.
September 28, 2018
Surviving a tornado reinforced a PT’s career path. PT in Motion: October 2018 Defining Moment by Sara Merchant, PT, MPT
September 12, 2018
Students identify and meet a need. Patients with cancer benefit. Authors: By Barbara Trencher, SPT, and Sarah Urke, SPT (PT in Motion magazine, September 2018)
September 5, 2018
Jessica Baugh often reminds students that they are still students, and that clinical rotations are supposed to be about learning.
August 27, 2018
August 19, 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with Jimmy Pacini, PTA, title or why he’s cool as he talks about how to build professional relationships.
August 27, 2018
July 22, 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with 49th McMillan Lecturer Laurie Hack, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, as she talks about rising to the top of our profession.
August 27, 2018
June 17, 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with Casey Coleman, PT, DPT, and Joses Ngugi, PT, DPT, co-founders of Pre-PT Grind, talk about doing something different within our profession.
August 15, 2018
Julie Sexton, PT, and Michelle Ramirez, PT, DPT, discuss their health system’s process for translating evidence into practice and expanding care through direct access at APTA NEXT 2018 in Orlando.
August 14, 2018
Laurie Hack, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, discusses her McMillan Lecture: “Wisdom and Courage: Doing the Right Thing” at APTA NEXT 2018 in Orlando. Watch video.
August 6, 2018
Robert Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA, discusses the themes of his Maley Lecture, “Lifecourse Health Development of Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions: Visualizing a Preferred Future” at NEXT 2018.
July 31, 2018
Rupal Patel, PT, PhD, discusses how addressing social determinants of health can produce societal transformation that can lead to healthy people. View video on YouTube.
July 27, 2018
This is episode 5 of APTA’s podcast series that addresses common challenges to accurate coding of the tiered physical therapy evaluation codes.
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