Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Physical Therapist Guide to Practice Updated and Online

Dan Ciolek

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has announced that “the physical therapy profession's preeminent guide to practice has taken on a new format, added new information and resources, updated others, and is now ready for use. The new online-only APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 3.0 offers more dynamic content while continuing to deliver the most comprehensive description of an evolving profession—and it's free to the public for a very limited time.”

The newest version of the Guide includes content regarding physical therapy patient management, measurement and outcomes, examination and evaluation, and interventions. The new online version also incorporates links to tests and measures specific to individual patient needs, evidence to support interventions, and information to help with Medicare’s functional reporting requirements.       

The online Guide is available for free to the public until September 30. After that, it will be free to APTA members and available to nonmembers via an annual subscription. The software supporting the Guide requires no installation, and updates will not have to be downloaded to individual users' computers.

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