In 2015, the National Institutes of Health awarded $20 million to a private company to help train people to treat people with disabilities.
The $20,000 grant, called the National Physical Therapy Initiative, is for the first time going to an industry that can’t afford to hire enough physical therapists.
Now the NIH is asking the National Association of Physical Therapists for an extension.
The physical therapist shortage is a national problem.
In states with low income and/or high rates of obesity, the number of physical therapists has declined by more than 40 percent in the past decade, according to a recent report by the American Psychological Association.
Now, some health insurance companies are cutting off benefits to people with physical disabilities who have been diagnosed with cancer, diabetes or high blood pressure.
And when the National Institute of Health says a physical therapist is essential, people are more likely to call them.
But a lack of training, and sometimes the unwillingness of employers to pay for it, can leave some physical therapists with little to show for their efforts.
Some of the physical therapists who have gone on the record are critical of the lack of federal funding, saying that the government is not providing adequate funding for their work.
The National Association for Physical Therapeutic Research is a nonprofit that researches and advocates for physical therapists and their profession.
In a recent statement, the group said it is “deeply concerned about the growing shortage of physical therapist practitioners in the United States and in the broader workforce.”
The group also said that it was “disappointed that the NIH and the National Academies have chosen to award this award without requiring that all physical therapists receive funding.”
The National Academy of Physician Assistants is a nonpartisan, independent group that promotes and promotes the profession.
Its statement also says the NIH has not established any standards to define the “critical shortage” of physical therapy.
The American Physical Therapy Association, the national association for physical therapy workers, says it has seen a dramatic increase in demand for its certification.
It says it does not have a problem recruiting and retaining a physical therapy practitioner, but says it wants the federal government to establish standards to determine the critical shortage of training.
The association has been lobbying to have the NIH extend the funding, but is not optimistic about getting an extension given the number that the group says are applying for training.
We have no idea how many people are applying, because we don’t have the data,” said Matt Stolz, the association’s executive director.
The group is also working on a proposal that would require employers to cover training for all physical therapy graduates.
“Our primary concern is training that is required, but also for people who might want to work in other professions, like speech and language pathologists or occupational therapists. “
We do know that the physical therapy profession is under-trained in terms of training,” said Stolsz.
“Our primary concern is training that is required, but also for people who might want to work in other professions, like speech and language pathologists or occupational therapists.
We know that there are people who are willing to take those positions, but it’s not an overwhelming demand.
We would need to see a strong, consistent effort in the next six months.”
He said the physical therapist population is already small and growing.
He said some employers are using the funding to train new employees.
The federal government has allocated $4 billion to address the shortage of therapists, and Stol said it will be difficult to add more.
He also said there are some people who want to use their certification to do other jobs, but can’t because they lack training.