FPTS Special Interest Groups

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Meet us at CSM on Feb 12-15, 2020 in Denver, Colorado
Registration opens for attendees: September 18, 2019
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Deadlines for Submission
Educational Sessions: March 20, 2019
Research Posters and Platforms: July 12, 2019 - Go here for more information

SIG Leadership:

 

Student Focus Group:

Welcome to the Amputation Care Special Interest Group!

The goal of this is Special Interest Group is to acquire and share information and resources and promote collaboration among those PT/PTA Clinicians, Educators, Researchers, and Graduate Students who care for those with limb loss. You can get involved by attending (yearly, quarterly, etc.) meetings, continuing educational courses, and sharing your experiences and expertise. Your feedback, involvement and participation are welcomed.


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Amputation Care Special Interest Group is to provide members of the Federal Physical Therapy and other Sections the opportunity to network and improve the quality of care provided to patients living with amputation(s).

 

VISION STATEMENT

It is the overall goal of the Amputation Care Special Interest Group to have a positive impact on the care and treatment of patients with amputation. There are 500 amputations per day in the United States. The number will continue to grow as the US population ages. Rehabilitation with these patients occurs in many settings and we, as specialists, have the responsibility to establish a solid foundation for their recovery and return to individually optimized function. As professionals our skills must keep pace with the evolution of surgical techniques and prosthetic technology.

Student Amputation Focus Group:

The purpose of the Student Amputation Focus Group is to provide educational, clinical and service opportunities to student members interested in amputation care. The group consists of students with an interest in pursuing a career working with the limb loss community. Our goal is to provide students with a passion for the limb loss community the proper resources to be successful in their professional careers.

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Resources

Welcome to the Primary Care Special Interest Group!

 

Our vision is to work toward advancing Physical Therapists as front line providers in the primary care setting. This group will serve as leaders in advocating for Physical Therapists by providing an avenue for information exchange, networking and professional development from a primary care PT perspective.


The Primary Care SIG serves it members by:

  • Discussing the scope of practice regarding primary care physical therapy in the Federal setting.
  • Promoting the development and improvement of physical therapy practice and research relative to the primary care setting.
  • Identifying, disseminating and exchanging information on evidence-based practice for primary care physical therapy professionals. 
  • Providing high quality educational content and professional development opportunities for physical therapy professionals in primary care. 
  • Increasing awareness of physical therapists training and expertise as frontline medical providers in the primary care setting.
  • Representing the interests of Physical Therapy clinicians in primary care clinical practice to the decision-making bodies of the Association. 

Upcoming Events

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Meet us at CSM on Feb 12-15, 2020 in Denver, Colorado
Registration opens for attendees: September 18, 2019
Sign up here

 

Direct Access:

The PC SIG focuses on clinical practice in the primary care and direct access settings; we defer questions about rules/regulations and logistics of implementing direct access to your local APTA state chapters.

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Resources

  • Become a member 
  • Primary Care SIG Strategic Plan (Coming Soon!)
  • Research (Coming Soon!)
  • Clinical Pearls (Coming Soon!)
  • Resources (Coming Soon!)
  • Meetings & Events (Coming Soon!)
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