FPTS Special Interest Groups

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Meet us at CSM on Feb 12-15, 2020 in Denver, Colorado
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Amputation Care Events at CSM 2020

  • Meetings
    • Amputation Care SIG Business Meeting
         Friday, Feb 14th from 5:30-6:30pm in Crestone Salon AB
    • Federal Section Reception
         Friday, Feb 14th from 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Educational Sessions
    • Comorbidities Impact Functional Mobility After Amputation. What's a PT to Do?
         Thursday Feb 13th, 11:00am-1:00pm
    • Amputation Care Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) for Physical Therapists
         Thursday Feb 13th, 11:00am-1:00pm
    • Real Sports: #adaptiveathletes
         Friday Feb 14th, 11:00am-1:00pm
    • Osseointegration Rehabilitation Guidelines and Functional Outcomes- Worldwide Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead
         Friday Feb 14th, 3:00-5:00pm

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.


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).



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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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
Friday, February 14, 10-11am – SIG meeting at Embassy Suites, Crystal Salon C


SIG Leadership:



The PC SIG focuses on clinical practice in the primary care and direct access settings; this topic is under development within our SIG as we are currently seeking a Direct Access board member (click on Get Involved! Link on our webpage to submit interest in this position). 

At this time, we defer questions about rules/regulations and logistics of implementing direct access to your local APTA state chapters. You may find these resources helpful:


APTA: Direct Access in Practice

APTA: Direct Access at the State Level

FSBPT Jurisdiction Licensure Reference Guide Topic: Direct Access

FSBPT Jurisdiction Licensure Reference Guide Topic: Direct Access Language  

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