In the October issue of The O&P EDGE, we highlight the value of providing a multidisciplinary approach to prosthetic care and why physical therapy (PT) should be a routine part of every prosthetic evaluation. Of those who responded to our question about the most important aspect of PT as it relates to O&P care, 64 percent said PT helps improve muscle strength for patients; 23 percent said it improve a patient’s well-being; and 14 percent said it helps improve strength and circulation.
Our Twitter followers were divided. Fifty percent said PT improves muscle function and 50 percent said it improves a patient’s well-being.
Our poll focused on AOPA’s National Assembly. We asked why clinicians, students, etc., make it a point to attend.
Forty-eight percent they go to the Assembly primarily to network; 30 percent said they go to earn continuing education credits; 18 percent said they enjoy the events in the exhibit hall; and three percent said they enjoy the opportunity to visit a new city.
100 percent of our respondents on Twitter said they attend to network.
Our current poll dovetails with last week’s AOPA National Assembly poll. This week we’re focusing on the importance of networking, since it is so important to attendees. Our question: What networking activities do you typically take part in?
Tell us what you think. We’d love to hear from you.