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The Importance of Therapy Assistants and the Dangers of Medicare Cuts: An Interview with PTA Alex Balan

Physical therapy can help patients rehabilitate and regain bodily function, manage pain, prevent injury, and improve mobility, flexibility, and balance – and physical therapy assistants play a key role in ensuring patients are able to receive this care. As ‘boots on the ground’ providers, PTAs delivery care under the direction and supervision of a physical…

PTAs Tell Congress: Protect Our Patients and the Physical Therapy Profession

Under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, physical and occupational therapy assistants (PTAs and OTAs) provide essential services to individuals in need of physical therapy services by helping patients rehabilitate and regain bodily function, manage pain, prevent injury, and improve mobility, flexibility, and balance. However, Medicare cuts are jeopardizing this critical piece of…

Advancing DEI is a Core Part of Physical Therapy

The APTQI Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Steering Committee assists the Board of Directors in creating and supporting initiatives that will empower APTQI’s member companies to promote diversity and equity in the workplace and inclusion in the communities in which they serve. In a new guest blog post, Ivy Rehab CEO Michael Rucker explains how…

Critical Legislation to Expand Physical Therapy Access Introduced

As the nation works to address the growing gaps, delays, and changes in healthcare created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) are taking bipartisan action to ensure and expand access to physical therapy. On March 10, the Congressmen introduced the Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act (H.R. 1611), which…

Wellness Tips for Working from Home

Over the past year, millions of Americans have worked from home, stayed away from offices, and avoided the daily commutes that were once a staple of our pre-pandemic professional lives. These dramatic changes to our daily routines have also increased the need for physical therapy to address work-from-home-related habits and health issues. To discuss some…

How Physical Therapy Has Adapted One Year Into the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, physical and occupational therapy professionals have faced historic challenges in delivering care to patients in need. Confronting these challenges has not been easy, but our community has made significant progress in adapting our services to the new reality.  One of our most critical lifelines throughout the COVID-19 public…

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