TMNews: #50: August 20, 2018: IL Gets Direct Access, PT in the ED, NYU Offers Free Tuition & Ft. Sharon Gorman, President of AACPT

It’s Monday, August 20th, 2018. Download the latest newscast here.

This week:

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

sharondunn@apta.org

Bill Boissonnault, APTA Executive Vice President of Professional Affairs

billboissonault@apta.org

 

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?

Tune in! (28 minute listen)