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Annual Orthopaedic Section Meeting
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Our 3rd Annual Orthopaedic Section Meeting will be held at the beautiful Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, May 14-16, 2015. During this 2-day meeting, we will explore the multidiscipline advances in rehabilitation through the episode of care of various lower extremity dysfunctions, treatment of osteoarthritis from presurgical to postsurgical, and the physical therapist’s role in advances in regenerative medicine. Experts in the field will gather together for lecture presentations and small group, hands-on lab sessions. Our goal is to describe the current research in clinical practice. We want to create a meeting where we can interact, learn, and challenge each other as colleagues. We are listening to your suggestions, and will continue to strive to meet your educational needs as an advanced practicing clinician.

So please, plan to join us in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 14-16, 2015, for our third Annual Orthopaedic Section Meeting on “Maximizing Outcomes: Multidisciplinary Advances in the Continuum of Care of Lower Extremity Dysfunctions” at the beautiful Arizona Grand Hotel & Spa.

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Dedicated to Advanced Orthopaedic Practice for Physical Therapists


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Be sure to check out the outstanding programming the Orthopaedic Section will be offering at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Indianapolis, Indiana, February 4-7, 2015. In addition, we are offering 3 excellent pre-conference courses.  We hope to see  you in Indy!

We hope everyone is following the adventures of Stanley Paris as he makes his attempt for a record-breaking solo circumnavigation of the earth in his very excellent sailboat, the Kiwi Spirit. Stanley continues to check in on his way into Bermuda. Stanley, as you may know, was the Orthopaedic Section's first President! His journey raises funds for the Foundation for Physical Therapy and we certainly wish him well!

Click here to access Stanley's blog

To see his progress at sea in live time press here: http://my.yb.tl/kiwispirit


Foundation for Physical Therapy Awards
2014 Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarships and Research Grants totaling $215,000
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2014 Certified Clinical Specialists
The specialist certification program was established to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in a special area of practice and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists.

Click here to view a list of the 2014 Certified Clinical Specialists


APTA’s Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for 2013-2014
Congratulations to the Orthopaedic Section Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Members who have achieved APTA’s Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for 2013-2014. These PTAs have met all of the eligibility requirements for recognition, including a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical experience in the selected category of work, a minimum of 60 hours of continuing education in the past 5 years, and significant contributions to their community and/or the profession. APTA congratulates the recipients who were recognized during APTA’s Honors and Awards Ceremony!


The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has announced the
2014 Honors and Awards Program recipients.
Congratulations to the Orthopaedic Section members who have been selected by
APTA’s Board of Directors to receive the following awards (read on):


CONGRATULATIONS TO NEWLY CREDENTIALED AND RECREDENTIALED RESIDENCY PROGRAMS!!

It is our pleasure and privilege to congratulate the following Orthopaedic Residencies that have been newly credentialed by APTA


Orthopaedic Section Clinical Research Network (CRN) Grant Update

Creation of the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy – Investigative Network (OPT-IN) for the Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome (OSPRO) Cohort Study. Read on.

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