Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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The following articles will provide the history of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (formerly the Orthopaedic Section, APTA).

  • History of the Orthopaedic Section: The 1970's
    Written by Stanley V. Paris, PT, PhD, and Dorothy Santi, PT
  • As Dreams Became Realities: 1980 through 1985
    Written by Carolyn Wadsworth, MS, PT, OCS, CHT
  • Growth: 1985 through 1992
    Written by Nancy White, MS, PT, OCS
  • Partnerships for Survival: 1993 through 1999
    Written by Joe Farrell, MS, PT, FAAOMPT
  • Orthopaedic Section Celebrates 30 Years!

  • Orthopaedic Section's 40th Anniversary: A Time of Growth and Leadership
    Written by James J. Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC

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