It is my belief that #ChoosePT and #GetPT1st really won't become the new normal without substantial changes in national policies and healthcare models. We can definitely create change in our own little communities. The large change, where people automatically #ChoosePT will be when all stakeholders value what physical therapists have to offer.
The session below is the only session I was able to find that is focused on helping physical therapists become a sooner option in care delivery. Our profession won't become more than an afterthought without a bit of elbow grease and work.
In 2016 FOTO added something new to their product. After a patient completes a self-report outcomes assessment, the patient is immediately provided with what changes can happen as a result of a course of therapy. This should improve a patient's confidence with choosing a physical therapist for their needs.
Session details are below for your convenience. May this session be packed with many who will be focused on changing the current environment and leading the way for improved, cost-effective care that meets the needs of each patient without substantial risks.