Critical observations of health, science, and the physical therapy profession.
Jun
14

RC 12-17: Relieving the Administrative Burden

This is post 11 of 11 in the series “2017 House of Delegates Preview” Sick of the mounting paperwork? Trying to keep your hours documenting to a minimum while still getting reimbursed? While the profession has always had to deal with denials and…

Jun
12

RC 11-17: Diversity in Physical Therapy?

This is post 10 of 11 in the series “2017 House of Delegates Preview” Has it ever seemed like there are a lot of white people in Physical Therapy? Yeah, it’s not just your imagination. This is the APTA. That’s right- the APTA…

Jun
6

RC-8: What does it mean to Transform?

This is post 9 of 11 in the series “2017 House of Delegates Preview” As we continue to explore the motions at the 2017 American Physical Therapy Association’s House of Delegates, RC-8-17 plans to stir some discussion. The motion reads and charges, “[That]…

Jun
1

RC 7-17: Can Residents and Fellows Afford Not to be APTA Members?

This is post 8 of 11 in the series “2017 House of Delegates Preview” Motion RC 7-17 proposed by the Georgia chapter would support efforts of residency and fellowship programs accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFRE)…

May
30

RC 6-17: Definition of Professional Scope of PT Practice

This is post 7 of 11 in the series “2017 House of Delegates Preview” RC 5-17 defines the components of the physical therapist scope of practice as personal, jurisdictional, and professional. RC 6-17 is an effort to better define the professional scope of…

May
25

RC 5-17: Components of the Physical Therapist Scope of Practice

This is post 6 of 11 in the series “2017 House of Delegates Preview” The House of Delegates (HOD) will review a change in the wording of the physical therapist scope of practice. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) originally proposed three components…

May
23

RC 4-17: Increased Access to PTs for Disability Evaluation

This is post 5 of 11 in the series “2017 House of Delegates Preview” This motion, proposed by the Massachusetts chapter of the APTA, and cosponsored by the California Chapter and Sports Section amends by broadening the current wording of APTA’s position statement…

May
18

One term to change it all… RC 2-17 and “The Individual”

This is post 4 of 11 in the series “2017 House of Delegates Preview”

May
16

RC 3-17: Should PTs Advocate for Improved Driving Safety?

RC 3

This is post 3 of 11 in the series “2017 House of Delegates Preview” The American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) third motion (RC 3-17) that will be reviewed for amendment during the 2017 House of Delegates (HOD) next month will re-visit a passed…

May
11

RC 1-17: Is It Time To Update Our Mission Statement?

This is post 2 of 11 in the series “2017 House of Delegates Preview” As the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 2017 House of Delegates, the legislative body for the organization, quickly approaches next month, the first motion (RC 1-17) to hit the…