AOTA Moving to Exam-Based Certifications

Move expected late next year Beginning in late 2020, AOTA will move to exam-based advanced certifications to replace the current peer-reviewed reflective portfolio application process. The new certification program will begin with major areas currently part of the Board Certification program, to be followed…

Components of a Successful Joint Replacement Program

How joint replacement became a fairly routine outpatient procedure Advances in total joint replacement surgeries can be divided into two distinct time periods—before and after Sir John Charnley. The earliest attempts at hip replacement took place in Germany in the late 19th century, with…

APTA Still Working to Improve Self-Referral Law

Emphasis on value-based approaches to care means increased focus The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) sent staff and legislators to Capitol Hill last month to encourage lawmakers to take a careful approach to the Stark Law, a prohibition on the practice of physicians referring…

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