Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Elbow BumpDear Academy Members:

I hope you and those close to you are healthy and safe. It is truly an unprecedented time for all of us. No matter what part of the country and what type of practice you are in there are profound challenges.

I wanted to share with you that APTA has been quite active in their response to this global pandemic. Specifically, the guidelines for physical therapy practice are quite relevant for all areas including sports physical therapy.

Now, more than ever it is time for all of us to pull together as a team to be a part of the solution for our patients, our practices, our profession, our country, and our world.

Whenever I communicate with our members, I feel the passion they have for sports physical therapy. The team approach that is so inherent to us in sports is oh so relevant and important during times such as these. The team approach is how we will work through the toughest of times.

Thank you for all you are doing to make the world a better place!
Walt Signature
Walter L. Jenkins, PT, MS, ATC, LAT, DHS
AASPT President

American Physical Therapy Association's COVID-19 guidance

Special APTA COVID-19 Catalog on the APTA Learning Center

The APTA has developed a special catalog on the APTA Learning Center to share COVID-19-related webinars for members.  Please take advantage of these opportunities.  

Additional APTA Resource

APTA's Interactive Audio and Video Telecommunications System Matrix - this is a telehealth platform spreadsheet that lists several quality platforms along with descriptions and costs so that the reader can compare.  This is not an endorsement of any one platform and was a collaborative effort between APTA Regulatory Affairs, FIRST Council, and HPA Tech SIG.  

AAAS - Just how does the coronavirus impact the human body?

View the article here