Listen to author interviews with PTJ's Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette, who gets at the story behind the research, including insights on clinical application, study design, and future directions.
Diagnostic Labels and Movement Expertise: An Author Interview with Dr. Shirley Sahrmann
Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette asks Dr. Sahrmann to elaborate on her thought-provoking Point of View in a conversation that acknowledges some of the differences of opinion and controversies surrounding this vital topic. What are the relationships between diagnostic labels and the critical issues that face the profession as it begins its second century—issues such as variability in practice, documentation burden, defining effective treatment strategies, and, ultimately, the success of patient outcomes? Dr. Sahrmann is author of “Defining Our Diagnostic Labels Will Help Define Our Movement Expertise and Guide Our Next 100 Years.”
Return on Investment in Physical Therapy: An Author Interview with Dr. Steven Ambler
Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette spotlights a Point of View on the effect of student debt on the next generation of physical therapists, and Dr. Ambler provides insights and data. How big is the problem—and what steps might be taken at the system level to make sure that education is being delivered efficiently as well as supporting the future development of the profession? Dr. Ambler is coauthor of “Return on Investment in Physical Therapy: Professional Tension.”
Changes Needed in the Rehabilitation Care That PTs Provide in Skill Nursing Facilities: An Author Interview with Dr. Allison Gustavson
Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette and Dr. Gustavson discuss the design and implications of an implementation study involving 2 nonrandomized independent groups (usual care and high intensity) staged within a single skilled nursing facility using the i-STRONGER (IntenSive Therapeutic Rehabilitation for Older Skilled NursinG HomE Residents) program. Dr. Gustavson is coauthor of “Application of High-Intensity Functional Resistance Training in a Skilled Nursing Facility: An Implementation Study.”
Physical Function in the Hospital and Patient-Centered Outcomes in Inpatient Rehabilitation: An Author Interview with Dr. Joshua Johnson
Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette and Dr. Johnson address topics including impact of value-based care and the variability among outcomes and costs, identifying the target populations that will benefit from inpatient rehabilitation, and the need for readers to understand some of the challenges and limitations of using large, complex data sets in research. Dr. Johnson is coauthor of “Physical Function in the Hospital Is Associated With Patient-Centered Outcomes in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility.”
Time Between an Emergency Department Visit and Initiation of PT Intervention: An Author Interview with Dr. John Magel
Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette and Dr. Magel highlight some impactful, and some surprising, associations found by this study—and what the next steps for researchers should be. Based on the findings, comments Dr. Jette, “if I was a payer, I’d want to figure out how to get people…to PT right away.” Dr. Magel is coauthor of “Time Between an Emergency Department Visit and Initiation of Physical Therapist Intervention: Health Care Utilization and Costs.”
Adherence of PT Treatment Choices to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Musculoskeletal Conditions: An Author Interview with Dr. Joshua Zadro
Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette talks with Dr. Zadro about his systematic review of an important area that is often overlooked. One of Dr. Jette’s questions for Dr. Zadro: “Why do you think there’s so much care that’s not evidence-based that’s continues to be provided by our professionals?” Dr. Zadro is coauthor of “Effectiveness of Implementation Strategies to Improve Adherence of Physical Therapist Treatment Choices to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Musculoskeletal Conditions: Systematic Review.”
Content is Great! Audio needs work!
Seems as I always have questions for the authors and this helps satisfy my need! I love hearing comments that cannot be included in the article in order to get it published, I.e. opinions.
However, every episode is hard to hear!
I’d strongly suggest investing in a higher quality microphone to enhance the delivery of this valuable product.