Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Fact Sheets and Resources
The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides access to these member-produced fact sheets for informational purposes only.
CanChild Centre for Developmental Disability Research
A research centre dedicated to generating knowledge and transforming lives of children and youth with developmental conditions and their families.
Child & Family Studies Research Programs
CFSRP is a part of the Occupational Therapy Department, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.
National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study (NEILS) Final Report – SRI International
The National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study (NEILS) report presents the key findings from a national longitudinal study that followed children who were identified when younger than 3 years of age as meeting their state’s eligibility criteria for EI and whose families were subsequently provided with those services.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs’ IDEA
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to the health of all children.
Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)
The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) is a program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Zero to Three
ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.
Brazelton Institute at Boston Children’s Hospital | Boston Children’s Hospital
The Brazelton Institute is dedicated to promoting the healthy development of infants and families, through research and education programs for people who care for children and their families in the perinatal period and the early months of life.
TaCTICS (Therapists as Collaborative Team members for Infant/Toddler Community Services) was an outreach training project funded by a U.S. Department of Education Grant
Women’s Health Physical Therapy | ATI Physical Therapy
Women’s health physical therapy provides care designed by women for women at ATI Physical Therapy.
Health Center for Women – ChoosePT.com
Women’s health physical therapists have specialized education and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of both acute and chronic conditions that specifically affect women.
APTA Pelvic Health | Professional Association for PTs, PTAs and SPTs
Gain clinical skills and read the latest research in pelvic health and obstetric physical therapy.
Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy
The editors of JWHPT invite submissions on all aspects of women’s health as it pertains to physical therapy.
Ask a PT: What does ‘Women’s Health’ mean within Physical Therapy? | PT Solutions Physical Therapy
By featured Physical Therapist Bethany Tabieros, DPT
The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Women’s Health – PT & ME
Physical therapist’s most common women’s health clients come in experiencing incontinence, osteoporosis and pregnancy related back pain.
APTA Geriatrics – An Academy of the Americal Physical Therapy Association
APTA Geriatrics is building a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to optimize the experience of aging
Geriatric Physical Therapy – Description of Specialty Practice
The Geriatric Description of Specialty Practice was prepared by the members of a subject matter expert group and members of the Specialty Council on Geriatric Physical Therapy and approved by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
Official Journal of APTA Geriatrics
Guccione’s Geriatric Physical Therapy – 4th Edition
Offering a comprehensive look at physical therapy science and practice, Guccione’s Geriatric Physical Therapy, 4th Edition is a perfect resource for both students and practitioners alike.
Geriatric Physical Therapy: A Case Study Approach
This text is meant to serve several purposes. This text is designed to be utilized as an adjunct throughout the Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. This text can be used with a general pathology course, an aging, lifespan, or gerontology (geriatric physical therapy) course.
Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management
The Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association consisting of approximately 1,000 physical therapy practitioners and students interested in electrophysiology, biophysical agents, wound management, and neuromusculoskeletal ultrasonography.
Specialist Certification: Clinical Electrophysiology
In 1982 the APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of clinical electrophysiology. The first clinical electrophysiology specialist certification examination was administered in 1986. As of June 2010, ABPTS has certified 146 clinical electrophysiology specialists.
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section
The Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section serves its members, the physical therapy profession, and the community, by promoting the development, application and advancement of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy practice, education and research.
Specialist Certification: Cardiovascular & Pulmonary
In 1981 the APTA House of Delegates established the first board certification in the area of Cardiopulmonary (now Cardiovascular and Pulmonary).
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal
Official Journal of the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section, American Physical Therapy Association “
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy – Evidence to Practice – 5th Edition
Providing a solid foundation in cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology and rehabilitation, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: Evidence and Practice, 5th Edition uses the latest scientific literature and research in covering anatomy and physiology, assessment, and interventions.”
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Specialty Practice: Determining the Current Status
This paper reports the process of the most recent practice analysis in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy which led to the 2007 version of the “Description of Specialist Practice: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary”.
Neurological Physical Therapy
Neurological Physical Therapy encompasses specialized comprehensive evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement problems due to disease or injury of the nervous system.
Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT)
The mission of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy is to empower our members to optimize movement system performance for those impacted by neurologic conditions.
Neurological Physical Therapy
Neurological physical therapy can help people become active after a serious neurological injury or disease. Franciscan Health specialists in neurological physical therapy understand the specific needs of a patient with neurological disorders.
Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy
The Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy seeks submission of manuscripts related to the physical therapy and rehabilitation management of patients with neurological disorders with concomitant COVID-19.
What is Neurological Physical Therapy?
The Neurology Center of New York in Brooklyn, NY is dedicated to providing a full range of therapeutic and physical therapy services to patients dealing with many different neurological conditions and injuries.
How to Treat Neurological Conditions with Physical Therapy
Physical therapy can help relieve symptoms of neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Having a cognitive or neurological disorder may affect your speech, language, thought process and mobility. It can be difficult for you to socialize or complete daily tasks.
Physical Therapy for Neurological Conditions in Geriatric Populations
With increased age, individuals often face age-related neurological decline as well as disorders that can affect activities of daily living (ADL), general function such as gait and balance, and well-being (1). Hence, preserving brain, muscle, and neuromuscular function is critical to health and quality of life.
What Does a Neurological Physical Therapist Do?
Neurological rehabilitation, or neuro-rehabilitation, is a specialized treatment that borrows ideas and techniques from physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other related fields.
Physical Therapy Considerations of Neurologic Presentations in COVID-19
This is one module in a series of modules presented by the a group of APTA sections: Academy of Acute Care Management, Cardiovascular Section and the HPA.
Specialist Certification: Neurology
In 1982 the APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of neurology. The first neurology specialist certification examination was administered in 1987. As of June 2019, ABPTS has certified 3,035 neurology specialists.
MossRehab developed the first neurologic physical therapy residency program in the country, credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2003 and reaccredited in 2014. Since the beginning, the program has produced 26 graduates, with 100 percent passing the NCS examination and receiving specialist certification.
How Can Orthopedic Physical Therapy Help You?
Orthopedic physical therapy can be life-changing. A skilled physical therapist (PT) can get you back on track with your daily activities after surgery, an injury, accident, or illness.
Everything You Need to Know About Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Orthopedic physical therapy is a treatment that focuses on improving the function of your orthopedic system—those very important muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments.
An Overview of Orthopedic Physical Therapy
If you have an injury or illness that affects your bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments, you may benefit from the skilled services of a physical therapist trained in orthopedic physical therapy.
Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Major activities of the AOPT include supporting clinical practice, research and advocacy related to orthopaedic physical therapy, supporting public relation activities within and outside the APTA, promoting the examination process for specialist certification in orthopaedic physical therapy, and sponsoring educational programs to provide members with a continual update of information, trends and treatment techniques.
orthopedic physical therapy.
Orthopedic physical therapy is the foundation of our practice and represents the majority of our patient referrals. Our physical therapists are orthopedic specialists and experts in evaluating, treating and managing patients with orthopedic conditions.
Specialist Certification: Orthopaedics
In 1981 the APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of orthopaedics. The first orthopaedics specialist certification examination was administered in 1989.
How Orthopedics and Physical Therapy Work Together
Since October is National Physical Therapy Month, we wanted to discuss the important role physical therapy plays in the treatment and recovery of many of the injuries and conditions that we care for at OSMS.
Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland
Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland
Why Physical Therapy is an Important Part of Orthopedic Care
Physical therapists are especially well-suited to guide you through orthopedic recovery because much of the treatment is targeted at “re-balancing” your musculoskeletal system to better perform functions that matter to you.
How to Become an Orthopedic Physical Therapist
In this lesson, you’ll find out how to become an orthopedic physical therapist. Research the education and training requirements, and learn about the experience you need to advance your career in orthopedic physical therapy.
APTA Oncology advances physical therapist practice to maximize the lifelong health, well-being and function of persons affected by cancer and HIV.
Spotlight On: Physical Therapists in Oncology
In this series, we talk with some of these health care professionals to learn more about their jobs and the role they play in providing high-quality cancer care.
The Role of Exercise and Rehabilitation in the Cancer Care Plan
The integration of an oncology physical therapist into the oncology team throughout the cancer survivor trajectory can benefit both advanced practitioners and survivors.
What is the Role of Physical Therapy in Cancer Recovery?
When someone is undergoing cancer treatment, physical therapy may not be the first healthcare field that comes to mind. Early cancer treatment is met with oncologists, radiologists, nurses and surgeons.
Physical Therapy in Patients with Cancer
Cancer and its treatments are associated with a wide range of distressing physical and psychological symptoms that can affect patients for many years following treatment.
Using the International Classification Framework Model for Assessment in Oncology Rehabilitation by Gilchrist LS, Galantino ML, Wampler M, et al.
Physical Therapy Guide to Cancer
Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the body that causes destruction of normal, healthy cells. This process affects the health and function of the body or body parts, and can cause death.
Rehabilitation Oncology Journal
The journal provides a forum for scientific and professional exchange among researchers and practitioners throughout the world. The journal serves as the official journal for the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy.
Oncology Physical Therapy Salary in the United States
The average Oncology Physical Therapy salary in the United States is $80,246 as of August 27, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $73,920 and $87,070.
International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research
Awareness of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation for Brest Cancer Related Lymphedema among Medical Oncology Team – A Survey