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Resources for Hand Therapists During the Public Health Emergency

Avoiding and Relieving Neck Pain as We Adapt to Use of Face Shields

APTA Hand & Upper Extremity COVID-19 Resources

HandLab has published some great resources for protecting therapists and patients. They have published instructions for fabricating a plexiglass shield for clinic use. See the detalils here.

Having trouble explaining the SARS-CoV-2 virus to patients? This YouTube video is one of the best I have seen for explaining how the virus invades and commandeers cells and how possible therapies may work.

Download Resources for Hand Therapist During the PHE document

Telehealth Resources

Congratulations to APTA staff and members (like you!) who reached out to your legislators to advocate for modification of the requirements for providing telehealth! It is very important for therapists providing these services to review the information on the link below and follow CMS’ requirements, in part, so we can demonstrate responsible use and efficacy of telehealth. Appropriate execution on our part could lead to legislative support for permanent adoption. APTA has resources describing eligibility, HIPAA, billing/coding and other recommendations.

While the CMS press release indicates that hospital outpatient departments are eligible to provide remote services for registered outpatients, APTA staff has contacted CMS for clarification.

For information regarding commercial insurers and occupational medicine, APTA had assembled lists by state for members to review.

APTA has free webinars in the Learning Center on implementing Telehealth.

Download Telehealth Resources document.