Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

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The purpose of the Animal Rehabilitation Special Interest Group (ARSIG) of the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy is to provide a platform for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to educate, promote, and advance the practice of animal rehabilitation and wellness in all state jurisdictions. The ARSIG encourages active development of collegial relationships with the veterinary community to promote the highest standards of quality care in animal rehabilitation.


To Lead and Innovate In the Art and Science of Physical Therapy in Animal Rehabilitation


Serve as the premier resource for excellence in practice, education, research, and advocacy by physical therapists in animal rehabilitation, fitness, and performance.

Strategic Goals:

  • EDUCATION: Develop competent physical therapists in animal rehabilitation and provide opportunities for life-long learning through continuing education.

  • POLITICAL ADVOCACY: Influence legislative changes to support the practice of physical therapy in animal rehabilitation in all 50 states.

  • EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: Provide evidence to support clinical practice by physical therapists in animal rehabilitation.

  • PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING: Create a brand for physical therapy in animal rehabilitation and disseminate through multiple sources (e.g. webpage, social media, brochures, published materials).


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