Senator Tester Introduces Bill To Bring More Physical Therapists To Rural Areas, USA

Physical therapists (PTs) who choose to practice in areas with shortages of health care providers would be eligible for student loan debt relief under legislation recently introduced by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). The Physical Therapist Student Loan Repayment Eligibility Act (S 2485), introduced Friday, Dec 14, includes PTs in the National Health Service Corps Loan […]

Practice Better Than Education Alone For Fall Prevention

When physical therapists guide older individuals through balance training exercises that focus on position sense, the elderly are less likely to fall than if they participated in programs that focus only on education, a new study finds. The results of the study suggest that it is possible for physical therapists to help individuals train their […]

American Physical Therapy Association Named Science Partner To The President’s Council On Physical Fitness And Sports

The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) formally named the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as Science Partner on Friday, Nov 16, during APTA’s “Preview 2020″ conference, Nov 16-18 in Phoenix, Arizona. “The President’s Council recognizes and values APTA’s commitment to elevating the application of science to physical therapist practice,” said Melissa Johnson, […]