A Day Without an Assistant
The debate about PTAs and where we will be in the future is undecided but we do know the APTA has not done enough to advance the PTA and the known bridge programs are virtually useless to the majority of us that want to progress from PT Assistant to PT.
Since we, as PTAs, want our voices heard by any developing (internet) bridge programs and the APTA we should do something about it.
My proposal is to have a day at work without a PTA. Imagine the collective voice (kind of like the Borg on Star Trek) and the impact on care provided to clinics and hospitals everywhere. There are those who don't respect what we do so let's show them that they need us to provide services that the PTs can't because there aren't enough of them.
Do you think we really have such a large number of PTAs that are dissatisfied with the lack of bridge programs and are not happy with the APTA?
If I hear from enough of you PTAs let's do it. And if only a handful respond, please, no more complaining.