Practice & Advocacy

Gain valuable insights, resources, and strategies to strengthen your professional journey and equip yourself with knowledge and tools to help advocate for the advancement of the pelvic health physical therapy profession! Stay informed on the latest legislative issues that impact Physical Therapists (PTs), Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs), Physical Therapy Students (SPTs), and the patients and clients we serve on a state and federal level.

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Contribute to our Practice & Advocacy Series! Are you an Academy member who has legislative and advocacy experience as it relates to pelvic and abdominal health physical therapy? Our members would love to hear from you! Consider contributing an educational blog post about your experiences at APTA Capitol Hill Day or at your local state level legislative events.

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Official Statement from the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
Official Statement from the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

We support the rights of all humans to receive access to safe reproductive healthcare and will continue to support our members and the patients they serve. We are in alignment with ACOG, AUGS, AMA, WHO, AUA, NPWH, and numerous other organizations that have denounced the ruling. Continue Reading

Date posted06/26/2022


Help pass the Lymphedema Treatment Act in Congress
Help pass the Lymphedema Treatment Act in Congress

On Wednesday, July 13th, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up several bills, including H.R. 3630, Lymphedema Treatment Act. Continue Reading

Postedby Gail Heather Zitterkopf
Date posted05/20/2022


Telehealth and COVID-19 Resources
Telehealth and COVID-19 Resources

Telehealth is the use of electronic communication to remotely provide health care information and services. Due to the recent COVID-19 impact on our communities and professions, telehealth is at the center of attention in the physical therapy industry. Continue Reading

Date posted01/1/2022


Seeking Input | Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Postpartum Population
Seeking Input | Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Postpartum Population

The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Postpartum Population are ready for review!  Download the Guidelines document and complete the survey to provide feedback on the recommendations.  After reviewing the Guideline, the survey should take 5-10 minutes... Continue Reading

Date posted10/4/2021


AIM Rehabilitative Program Site of Service Reviews Effective August 1, 2021
AIM Rehabilitative Program Site of Service Reviews Effective August 1, 2021

Effective August 1, 2021, AIM Specialty Health® (AIM), a separate company, will expand the AIM Rehabilitative program to perform medical necessity review of the requested site of service for physical, occupational and speech therapy procedures for Anthem fully-insured members. Continue Reading

Date posted08/10/2021


Expanded Telehealth Access Act Introduced to Include PTs, PTAs, OTs and Other Professionals
Expanded Telehealth Access Act Introduced to Include PTs, PTAs, OTs and Other Professionals

On March 23, 2021, the APTA-supported Expanded Telehealth Access Act was introduced by Reps. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., and David McKinley, R-W.Va., in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation would make permanent the current temporary policy that allows physical therapists and ph Continue Reading

Postedby Gail Heather Zitterkopf
Date posted03/29/2021


Fourth Trimester Care: Advocacy in Action
Fourth Trimester Care: Advocacy in Action

Would you like to know more about how to advocate for 4th trimester care? Join us as Gina Cunningham, DPT, Board Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist) discusses her passion on 4th trimester care and how she took action with local State... Continue Reading

Date posted01/26/2021


Call Your Members of Congress NOW to Prevent Medicare Cuts
Call Your Members of Congress NOW to Prevent Medicare Cuts

As the end of 2020 nears, we need your help now more than ever to fight the proposed 9% cut to physical therapy services under Medicare and make sure it does not go into effect on January 1, 2021. Continue Reading

Date posted12/2/2020


Time is Running Out! Ask Your Members of Congress to Support Legislation to Stop Medicare Cuts
Time is Running Out! Ask Your Members of Congress to Support Legislation to Stop Medicare Cuts

U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, MD, D-Calif., and Larry Bucshon, MD, R-Ind., have introduced H.R. 8702, bipartisan legislation to provide critical relief to providers who are scheduled to receive Medicare payment cuts next year. Continue Reading

Date posted11/13/2020


Hot Topics in Federal and State Policy and Reimbursement
Hot Topics in Federal and State Policy and Reimbursement

APTA is pleased to offer an educational opportunity for physical therapist students, physical therapist assistant students, clinical educators, and clinical instructors. Every fall and spring semester, APTA staff will be pre-recording a “hot topics” webinar on federal and state policy and... Continue Reading

Date posted10/21/2020


Resources To Help You Comply With Information Blocking Rules
Resources To Help You Comply With Information Blocking Rules

Physical therapists share data with patients, other health care providers, and health plans. That’s why it’s critical that you understand information blocking rules established by the HHS Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, or ONC. Continue Reading

Date posted10/20/2020


Take Action Today and Send Your Comments to CMS
Take Action Today and Send Your Comments to CMS

You flooded Capitol Hill with over 54,000 letters. Now it’s time to raise our voices with Medicare. Today, APTA is rallying again to call on all PTs, PTAs, and physical therapy students, colleagues, friends, and family to contact Medicare (the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) to fight the Continue Reading

Date posted10/1/2020