September 28, 2022

#89 A Call to Action: Isn’t it time that US Civilian PTs be granted the same rights to practice as PTs in the US Military?





Featured Paper…A Call To Action

Today’s featured paper is written by Bryant Clark, Lindsay Clark, Chris Showalter & Travis Stoner (2022) “A call to action: direct access to physical therapy is highly successful in the US military. When will professional bodies, legislatures, and payors provide the same advantages to all US civilian physical therapists?” Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 30:4, 199-206, DOI:10.1080/10669817.2022.2099893: 


In 2000 the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) published its “Vision Statement for 2020” advocating for Direct Access (DA) for all Physical Therapists (PTs). Twenty-two years later, despite increased education requirements for PTs, only 20 U.S. states (40%) currently offer unrestricted DA. Why is this effort moving… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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