This bears repeating...
Here's why outpatient physical therapy is still a good bet, going forward...
- ...I would put the responsibility of "survival" on the backs of our own rather than externalities.
- Yes, we can thrive provided we resist the natural urge to become a rule-driven profession that is guided by prescription rather than permission.
- One that is dedicated to being collaborative rather than subordinate.
- One that is dedicated to research rather than self-policing.
- One that seeks legislative changes rather than be victim of political inactivity.
- One that puts the physical therapist back into physical therapy.
- One where the physical therapist is the force multiplier in musculoskeletal medicine.
- ...Outpatient PT will be fine.
- Let's not ask what the "government" or the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) can do FOR us. They have their role but its not to protect private practice from market forces.
- Let's not trust in physician referrals to be the source of our livelihoods and our revenue.
- Let's go straight to the patient when we ask "How can I help you today?"