American Physical Therapy Association on Health Care Change

Evidence based practice

The American Physical Therapy Association recently held a rally regarding the need for physical therapists to participate in the debate on health care change. The themes of the discussion were clear and consistent (click here to view learn more on the virtual rally):

  • Access to health care is important

  • Affordable health care is important

  • Physical therapy is a major part of health care

Back pain, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, etc. all cost the United States hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Physical therapists play a vital role in the successful rehabilitation of Americans across the country and are well positioned to save Americans billions of dollars if patients can access physical therapy services for treatment and prevention of these major diseases.

August 4, 2009
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