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President's Message

Posted: November 19, 2020

Seasons Change . . . . and So Do I 

I don’t want anyone to get too excited or expect a complete 180° from me with a President’s Message that starts with “I have changed,” however, it is the seasonal change here in Northeast Florida, albeit late for many of you residing in more northern regions! I actually do put most, if not all, of my spring-summer clothes away, and make room for my colder weather clothes.  This assists me to find those heavier jackets and sweaters that I still keep for my trips up the Eastern Seaboard to see family and friends around the holidays. 

Well, like most of you, I am revising these traditional holiday plans that I have maintained for my almost 30-year residency in Florida.  I am not going to be spending the actual holidays with my extended New Jersey family, but have elected, instead, to visit earlier in the month.  I hope to see all my siblings, nieces and nephews, as well as friends still in the hometown region, well in advance of December 25th, meeting in small groups while maintaining a socially acceptable distance.  It sure isn’t what we all hoped for almost 9 months ago, but I have to count my blessings that we are all still here!  I am adopting the recently coined statement commonly re-posted on social media that suggests we forgo (or modify) 2020 holiday celebrations so that we can be around in 2021.  

As always, we look forward to a New Year and the celebration it brings.  This year I hope you and yours have much to celebrate ~ I am expecting another great-niece or nephew in the Spring of 2021!  We, collectively, as an association have things to celebrate as well.  Our 1st 100 years as a profession, with a Founder’s Day Kick Off event on January 15, 2021 will be followed by our first Virtual CSM Meeting throughout the month of February!  Check out all the information and resources available to participate on the APTA website (   
Let’s not miss the opportunities we have with family, friends, and our professional colleagues, to celebrate what and where we can.  I look forward to seeing you ~ if only virtual to start ~ in 2021.   
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, everyone.  Now, on to those winter clothes that aren’t going to unpack themselves! 
As always, be vigilant.  Be prepared.  Stay informed. 

Dee Kornetti 
APTA Home Health Section 

Latest 'Quarterly Report' Available Electronically Now

Posted: November 19, 2020

The latest print issue --Vol. 55 No. 4 -- of the APTA Home Health Quarterly Report is on its way to section members, however HHS members can read it now on the section's new Quarterly Report Library page and selecting either the E-Reader or Download option (you must be signed in as a member to view this page). Not a member? Join us!



APTA Celebrating 100 Years in 2021!

In 2021, the American Physical Therapy Association will celebrate 100 years as a member association—and launch our next century as the largest community for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students. On this landmark occasion we want to embrace our rich history and generate momentum toward our exciting future. We want you to engage, celebrate, and serve, as we raise awareness about our great profession and enshrine a proud legacy for future generations. 

To learn more about the Centennial Celebration, click here


What will CSM 2021 Programming Look Like in a Virtual Environment?

Bigger than ever, with less competition for seating!

Unlimited Access

  • No more having to pick between two great sessions at the same time.
  • CSM registrants will have unlimited access to hundreds of educational sessions and digital posters, plus platform presentations.
  • Most content will be provided on-demand starting Feb. 1, and CSM's live sessions during February will be recorded so you can catch up on anything you miss.

More CEUs
CSM registrants will be able to take session post-tests to claim up to 2.0 CEUs (20 contact hours), an increase over CSM's traditional maximum of 1.8 CEUs (18 contact hours).

More Interaction
All on-demand programming and digital posters will have a message board type chat feature so you can engage in dialogue with speakers and fellow CSM registrants throughout the conference (Feb. 1-28).

More Time to Explore It All

  • All on-demand content will be available Feb. 1, 2021.
  • CSM's live content will broadcast throughout February (details to come), with recordings made available afterward.
  • CSM registrants can engage in the online chat functionality with speakers and fellow attendees throughout February.
  • CSM registrants will maintain access to all content and the ability to complete post-tests to attain CEUs through the end of March. 

APTA has announced that CSM 2021 will be transitioned to a virtual event and take place February 1-28, 2021. This decision was made in the interest of participant health and safety. For details, please see the full notice posted by APTA.

Registration will open November 23, 2020 (subject to change).

If you have any questions, please visit the CSM webpage or contact APTA member services.


First-Ever APTA Clinical Practice Guideline Targets TKA

APTA's first self-produced clinical practice guideline combines careful review of evidence with expert consensus on best practice to create the first-ever CPG on total knee arthroplasty specifically for the physical therapy profession.

In this review:

  • Physical Therapist Management of Total Knee Arthroplasty
    (PTJ, June 2020)

The Message
In addition to evaluating some of the most common interventions for rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty, the new clinical practice guideline also makes recommendations around the factors PTs should take into account when determining a patient's prognosis, group versus individual therapy, timing of PT management, and discharge planning. Among the results: preoperative exercise, cryotherapy, and motor function training are among the interventions with the strongest support, while use of a continuous passive motion device for mobilization is the approach to avoid.

Read the full article here

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