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Performing Arts SIG

Mission Statement

The mission of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group (PASIG) is to be the leading resource for physical therapy as it relates to the performing arts. The special interest group serves its members and represents the interests of orthopaedic physical therapy by fostering high quality patient care and promoting professional growth through:

  1. Advancement of education and clinical practice,
  2. Facilitation of quality research,
  3. Professional development of its members, and
  4. Encouraging an interaction between the physical therapy and performing arts communities
Vision Statement

The Performing Arts Special Interest Group (PASIG) is a leading authority in performing arts physical therapy. PASIG leads through professional development and dissemination of current information/trends, current practice, research initiatives and outreach programs with performing artists and performing arts groups.

2015 PASIG Revalidation Study

An assembled team of members of the Orthopaedic Section, APTA, Performing Arts Special Interest Group (PASIG) and identified practitioners in the sub-specialty field of performing arts physical therapy, have been working to revalidate the 2004 Description of Specialized Clinical Practice (DSCP) in Physical Therapy for Performing Artists.

The Project Team have completed their analysis of the practice analysis survey. The technical report and practice analysis for the revalidated Description of Advanced Specialized Clinical Practice (DASP) in Physical Therapy for Performing Artists have been submitted to the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) for their review.

A preliminary decision for any requested revisions is expected sometime in February 2016. If no major revisions are requested the technical report and DASP will be published for the general public soon after on the Performing Arts Special Interest Group website: https://www.orthopt.org/content/special_interest_groups/performing_arts

We would like to thank all those who participated in the revalidation survey process.

Practice Analysis Coordinator and PASIG Fellowship Taskforce Chair
Mariah Nierman, PT, DPT, AT, OCS

The Performing Arts Project Team
Laurel Abbruzzese, PT, EdD
Rosalinda Canizares, PT, DPT, SCS
Elizabeth Corwin, PT
Annette Karim, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Yuriko Nabeta, PT, DPT, OCS
Janice Ying, PT, DPT, OCS

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