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Copyright Notice

Last updated June 2018

The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s Independent Study Course (ISC) series is protected by copyright and may be used in accordance with copyright and other applicable laws. Unless otherwise noted, the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) holds the copyright on all materials published in its ISCs, whether in print or electronic form, both as a compilation and as individual monographs.

Content available at orthoptlearn.org is intended for your personal noncommercial use. No copyright is claimed to any work of the US Government.

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All ISC content is subject to "fair use" provisions of US or applicable international copyright laws (see http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html). For information on obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted materials beyond the permitted uses, please refer to  .

Guidelines for Linking to orthoptlearn.org From Other Internet Sites (Inbound Linking)

Those wishing to link to orthoptlearn.org from other Internet sites are required to adhere to the guidelines below:  

  1. The fundamental focus of the site linking to the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s Independent Study Course (ISC) site should be educational in nature.
  2. Links should be made to the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s ISC site home page (www.orthoptlearn.org), or to the course or monograph’s abstract. 
  3. Only plain text may be used to indicate the name of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, APTA.
  4. We cannot allow use of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy or the Academy’s Education logos or front covers of its ISCs by outside organizations unless permission has been granted in advance.
  5. The purpose of the linkage should be to facilitate access to the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s ISC content as an incidental reference (for example, as a footnoted reference to a specific article or book chapter). Links to the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s ISC website should not constitute a primary component of another organization’s site.
  6. Material published in the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s ISC series is covered by copyright. No content published by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (either in print or on this website) may be loaded onto another organization’s site, or displayed or reproduced by any other means, without the express permission of the copyright holder.
  7. Material owned by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, APTA (including the name, logo, cover, and text of the ISC series) may not be used in any manner that may give rise to the impression that the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy is in some way endorsing or recommending a specific company, product, or service. This includes uses of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s name or content by links to the ISC website.
  8. Because of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy’s policies for its own print and electronic formats, advertising or promotional messages must not be juxtaposed with ISC editorial content on the Internet (for example, through the use of “framing” or the use of advertising buttons and banners).
Notification of Copyright Infringement Claims

The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, APTA respects the intellectual property ownership rights of others. If you believe that any copyrighted work in which you own an exclusive right is accessible on or through this website in a way that infringes your right, you may notify us by providing the following items to our designated staff member:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work, or a representative listing of the copyrighted works, that you claim have been infringed;
  3. Identification of the material that you claim to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to locate the material; 
  4. Information for contacting you, including your address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address;
  5. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the claimed infringement is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in your notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
contact us

You may contact our staff member designated to receive notice of claims of copyright infringement as follows:

Sharon Klinski, Managing Editor
Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, APTA
Telephone: 608/788-3982 ext 2020
Email: sklinski@orthopt.org

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Testimonial From a Registrant...

“I wanted to thank ISC Editor Dr. Christopher Hughes, authors, and the entire team at the Orthopaedic Section for creating an amazing study course to prepare for the APTA OCS exam. I am convinced the Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (4th ed) was one of the keys for me to successfully pass the OCS this June.”

- Z Altug, California

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