Early sports specialization has become increasingly more popular, with 17% and 41% of youth athletes are now considered ‘highly specialized’ in sports. Much of this has been driven by parents and coaches hoping to help their kid get ahead and allow them to make varsity or get a scholarship for college. This has been amplifiedContinue reading “Early Sports Specialization Short and Long Term Risk”
Should Physical Therapy School Curriculum Include Strength and Conditioning? The American Physical Therapy Association(APTA) describes Physical Therapist as movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands on care and patient education. As I finish my last few weeks of didactic course work for Physical Therapy School, while simultaneously studying for my practiceContinue reading “Should Physical Therapy School Curriculum Include Strength and Conditioning?”
When I first started thinking about Physical Therapy as a career, one of the selling points everyone told me was “You will never have to worry about not having a job”. For the history of Physical therapy this has been true. However, in a recent APTA Physical Therapy Workforce Analysis they put out that this may not be the case in the coming years.