APTQI in the News

Delaware Online

Cut red tape for physical therapists

Patients across Delaware depend upon physical therapy to regain independence and strength following an injury or improve quality of life when managing chronic pain. As a physical therapist, I’ve dedicated...

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Denton Record-Chronicle

Colby Pigg: It’s time to truly put patients over paperwork

In October 2017, the Trump administration announced the “Patients over Paperwork” initiative — a plan that aimed, in its own words, to “reduce regulatory burdens on health care providers to...

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The Hill

Congress: Expand access to physical therapy for underserved communities

As we have watched the opioid epidemic spread across the United States, we’ve arguably seen small-town Americans hit the hardest. Drug overdose fatalities are at an all-time high and have increased with alarming frequency...

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Martinsville Bulletin

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Physical therapists needed

We are in the middle of a national shortage of physical therapists. Estimates show that by 2025, an additional 27,000 physical therapists will be needed to meet the growing demand....

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Morning Consult

How Telehealth-Based Physical Therapy Can Save Lives and Money

American seniors are facing an epidemic. It’s an epidemic that strips away their ability to live and function independently, presenting staggering costs to Medicare and America’s broader health care system....

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Physical Therapy Products

House of Reps Takes On Physical Therapist Shortage

The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) commends the introduction of the Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act (H.R. 2802), a bill aimed at addressing the shortage...

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Fierce Healthcare

Industry Voices—Where is PT in the national debate over pain management and opioids?

Addressing the opioid epidemic has become the defining health challenge of our time. With tens of thousands of Americans dying every year from substance use disorder, the tragic consequences of this...

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Des Moines Register

Expand the opioid debate to include safe, drug-free therapies

Over the past three decades, the question of how to treat chronic and acute pain has been met with a singular and almost monopolistic answer: opioids. After the Food and...

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Toldeo Blade

BWC Listened

I recently donated blood as part of the annual Mayor D. Michael Collins Blood Drive, which I have always felt is a fitting and wonderful way to honor the service...

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Wall Street Journal

Physical Therapy for Pain As Alternative to Opioids

Missing from the article “A New Prognosis for Pain Care” (Journal Report, Feb. 7) is the valuable role of physical therapy. The opioid crisis in the U.S. makes it clear...

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