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Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice (OPTP) is the official magazine of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

OPTP Mission:
To serve as an advocate and resource for the practice of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy by fostering quality patient/client care and promoting professional growth.


2013-2014 Publishing Deadlines/Dates

  • Deadline: June 3rd for the July 2013 Issue
  • Deadline: August 16th for the October 2013 Issue
  • Deadline: November 15th for the January 2014 Issue
  • Deadline: February 14th for the April 2014 Issue

Publishing cycle: Quarterly

Content: OP is an expanded newsletter containing non-peer reviewed articles of clinical interest, abstracts of scientific literature, and book reviews. Recognized special interest groups—Occupational Health, Foot & Ankle, Performing Arts, Pain Management, Imaging and Animal Physical Therapists—also publish their newsletters within OP.

Indexing: CINAHL – Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

Editorial Board Editor: Christopher J. Hughes, PT, PhD, OCS Editorial Board: Lisa Bedenbaugh, PT, CCRP; Gerard Brennan, PT, PhD; Clarke Brown, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC; Joseph Donnelly, PT, DHS, OCS; John Garzione, PT, DPT; Duane “Scott” Davies, PT, MS, EdD, OCS; Irene Pettet, PT, MPA, OCS; Julie O’Connell, PT, DPT, ATC; Doug White, PT, DPT, OCS; Michael Wooden, PT, MS, OCS; Managing Editor: Sharon L. Klinski

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice (ISSN 1532-0871) (ISSN 1532-0871) is the official magazine of the Orthopaedic Section, APTA, Inc. Copyright 2013 by the Orthopaedic Section, APTA. Nonmember subscriptions are available for $50 per year (4 issues). Opinions expressed by the authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Orthopaedic Section. The Editor reserves the right to edit manuscripts as necessary for publication. All requests for change of address should be directed to the Orthopaedic Section office.

All advertisements which appear in or accompany Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice are accepted on the basis of conformation to ethical physical therapy standards, but acceptance does not imply endorsement by the Orthopaedic Section.

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice is indexed by Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL).
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