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The purpose of the Animal Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the Orthopaedic Section, APTA is to provide a forum for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to discuss, promote, and advance the practice of animal rehabilitation.


  • Promote the role of physical therapists in the field of animal rehabilitation.
  • Share information and resources with members of the physical therapy community and veterinary medical professions.
  • Establish collegial relationships with veterinary medical professionals to promote the highest standards of quality and care in animal rehabilitation.
  • Develop and provide educational programming and other learning opportunities to benefit members of the SIG
  • Foster research to support evidence-based practice on topics related to animal rehabilitation.
  • Develop and promote contemporary practice guidelines for animal rehabilitation.
  • Provide resources and support for SIG members involved in the political process of codifying legislative language directed at enhancing, advancing and protecting physical therapist practice in animal rehabilitation.
  • Participate as active members in the International Association of Physical Therapists in Animal Practice of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy.


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