Orthopaedic Section (OrthoPT)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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Purpose:

  1. To provide advice and counsel to the Orthopaedic Section Board on issues, plans, policies, procedures, and external and internal environment issues that affect the future of orthopaedic physical therapy practice and the profession. Advice will include, but not be limited to recommendations on the following issues:
    1. The scope of orthopaedic practice (elements of patient/client management, terminology, clinical effectiveness, outcomes assessment);
    2. The regulation of orthopaedic physical therapy practice including but not limited to (standards of practice, and credentialing) the following agencies:
      1. Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),
      2. American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE)
      3. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO),
      4. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
      5. licensure requirements, risk management, peer review, performance improvement); and
    3. The market for orthopaedic practice (new roles, emerging markets, practice settings, managed care, capitation).
    4. Create, maintain and review educational materials to support Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship programs.
  2. To promote the exchange of information and educate Section members regarding issues/trends/activities within the areas of orthopaedic physical therapy relative to federal/state legislative affairs, payment, and clinical practice.
  3. As appropriate and at the direction of the Orthopaedic Section BOD, the practice committee will undertake tasks that are consistent with its purpose.
  4. Serve as a resource for Section members regarding questions related to orthopaedic physical therapy practice.
  5. Serve as a resource for Section members regarding questions related to available orthopaedic clinical residency and fellowship educational materials.

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