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Sep
5

Whiplash: JOSPT Special Issues Highlight the Challenges Facing Clinicians, Patients

The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) recently released a special issue on the topic of whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). This July 2017 publication followed up on the October 2016 issue, both with guest editors Dr. James Elliot, an associate professor at…

Aug
21

What’s the Cost of Quality? New ABPTRFE standards mean an uncertain future for Fellowships.

Back in February at the Combined Sections Meeting, the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) announced their new quality standards for post-graduate education. The release of the new standards marked ABPTRFE’s first step towards its initiative of revamping old…

Aug
17

#DPTstudent chat August 20, 2014: Why should I be an APTA member?

It’s about that time where DPT programs across the country are beginning. Many programs require APTA membership but, if yours doesn’t, is there any value of being an APTA member as a first year #DPTstudent? Won’t everything be way over your head? Will…

Jun
13

#DPTstudent chat for Wednesday, June 18: Professionalism in a Digital Age

As a PTthinktank reader, you are likely aware that social media sites have made new information easier to share and access. Health professionals, fitness “experts” and the average Joe are now able to disseminate large amounts of information quickly and easily – with…

Dec
2

How to Survive Finals – #DPTstudent topic for Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Topic: How to Survive Finals! It’s that time in the semester again where you can’t seem to drink enough coffee, you quiz yourself in your sleep, and you don’t think that there is any way for this much information to be absorbed in…