Why human physical therapists should not fear their digital counterparts
Jul 2, 2019 • 3 min read
The nationwide shortage of physical therapists (PTs), especially as PTs will eventually start to retire, is the focal point of the latest projection by the American Physical Therapy Association. If we factor in the impact of shifting demographics and an aging population, this gap between supply and demand becomes evident. As a result, physical therapy becomes a scarce resource, increasingly costly and out of reach for most people. The solution? Some would be very quick to say “train more PTs, increase supply”, but the answer might go beyond the obvious: let’s make PTs superhuman.