Monday, May 12, 2008

Like Comatose Sheep to the Slaughter

What is it about Physical Therapists that they take so little interest in the direction of their own profession?  The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) represents a membership of only 71,000 members of about 300,000 licensed Physical Therapists in the United States.  Of its 71,000 members 5800 responded to a survey on the Association's Stategic Plan.  While I applaud those who responded, it represents about 8% of the membership and less than 2%.  What the heck are the other 92% and 98% respectively doing?  Lying comatose in some hospital bed believing that their livelihoods are not being threatened from every possible angle imaginable?