It’s Monday, August 20th, 2018. Download the latest newscast here.
- Illinois governor signs direct access into law. You can find the full statement from the governor’s office here, on the IPTA Facebook page.
- A recently released study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine touts physical therapy as a positive influence in the emergency department. Three physical therapists, Michael Lebec, Katie Mullen, and Kyle Strickland, contributed to the paper. You can find the full article here!
- NYU has promised free tuition to current and future students in perpetuity. This brings the question: Which PT school will follow suit first?
- Med students went head to head with older physicians at the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates. The topic? The AMA’s stance on single payer healthcare.
This just in:
The International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation just concluded after 2 days in Chicago, IL. Vestibular therapists are looking to create a board certified specialty in vestibular rehabilitation within the APTA. Members are being urged to contact the APTA within the next few weeks, before the APTA Board of Directors votes on this issue.
If you would like to have your voice heard, please email:
Sharon Dunn, APTA President
Bill Boissonnault, APTA Executive Vice President of Professional Affairs
Featured Guest: Sharon Gorman, PT, DPTSc, President of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy
Ever wonder what it takes to work in Acute Care? Sharon Gorman, PT, DPTSc, President of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy (AACPT) sits down to chat with 20+ years of experience in the field. We talk about the idiosyncrasies of acute care (no skipping steps), the evolution of acute care PT, how the Academy serves therapists, and, of course, the controversy of mandatory residency. Do you need to have a clinical in acute care, or do you just need to know it? Where is the Academy headed in the future?