The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that it has established a partnership with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to promote and support veterans by providing new physical therapy resources. The partnership will benefit all veterans and their families, physical therapists (PT) and physical therapist assistants by helping to raise awareness of physical therapy and create new employment and practice opportunities. The agreement will use VA and APTA resources to promote nonpharmacological treatment options for pain, VA's suicide prevention efforts, utilization of VA's Adaptive Sports Grants Program and physical therapists' participation in VA's National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events. VA employs over 3,500 physical therapists and PT assistants.
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