TMNews: #69: February 4, 2019: NYC: OTs & PTs for a Fair Contract, APTA Strat Plan, WV Bill Allows Unlicensed to Practice, Ft. Emily Roberts on Pelvic Health

It’s Monday, February 4, 2019: Download the episode here on iTunes or here on Stitcher (or, where ever you listen!)


  • NYC fair contract:
    • PTs and OTs in New York City are fighting for a fair contract within the school system. On February 14th, the United Federation of Teachers in New York City will start a new contract for the New York City school system. 3,000 occupation and physical therapists will not.
  • APTA strategic plan
    • The plan has four main points: increase member value and engagement, fostering long-term sustainability of the profession, elevating the quality of care, and maximizing stakeholder awareness of the value of physical therapy.
  • West Virginia bill allows unlicensed to practice PT
  • Cash PT: more effective?
    • In a recent study, researchers reviewed 48 charts for patients that paid cash, and found an average cost of care at $780 compared to an average of $936 in the insurance based study. They also found better patient outcomes in a cash-based setting.

Featuring Emily Roberts, on Pelvic Health and STAND: The Haiti Project

  • To learn more about STAND: The Haiti Project, take a listen to our series, hosted by Whitney Doiron, over on our Talus Media Talks channel.