Hello all, wanted to reach out to this forum to see if anyone has any new/up-to-date/real-time information regarding imaging in physical therapy. I'm wrapping up my first imaging course, which has implored me to do some research on it--unsurprisingly, the APTA has taken a stance on it but has zero haste or a plan of action to push for prescribing rights. In the program I attend, we are absolutely hammered on imaging. The grading is done by orthopedic surgeons, and it seems as if they are expecting us to be as proficient at reading studies as traditionally trained medical providers. No issue here ofcourse, I absolutely love it and thoroughly enjoy the challenge which is why I have meandered over to this forum to poll you guys. Is the APTA, or rather the PT-PAC, currently lobbying for PTs to get these rights? If they are not, is this more of a state legislature thing and depends on where you practice/hold licensure? (I've seen a few states PTs are able to) I can't fathom a reason why the MSK specialists only second to orthopods are not allowed to order a study to confirm a clinical finding. I'd love for this to be a portion of our scope of practice moving forward. Any information on the outlook or input on the topic is welcome, as I think spurring this dialogue is a good thing. Cheers!