President's Message

Posted: June 14, 2022

Is everyone enjoying their home visits in the summer heat as much as I am? At least once a day, I see a client without air conditioning. It makes me realize just how spoiled I am by central air conditioning. Beyond that, I will spare everyone the lengthy discussion on social determinants of health.

Several motions before this year’s House of Delegates impact social determinants of health—physical therapy in the pre-natal and “fourth trimester” periods, physical therapy as an essential service under Medicaid, and non-pharmacologic management of hypertension by physical therapists are a few examples. We hope to get your input on these and the other nineteen motions during a Virtual Town Hall in late July—keep your eyes open for a date.

In the meantime, be safe, stay hydrated, and be sure to take time out for yourself this summer!



 Phil Goldsmith
 APTA Home Health