About the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy

The Academy of Physical Therapy is a specialty component organization of the American Physical Therapy Association. The Academy is home to almost 6,000 physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, student, and partner members who serve families and children from pre-term infants to teenagers and even those with developmental disabilities who are entering adulthood.

Vision

Optimize movement for lifelong meaningful participation of all children.

Mission

Advance pediatric physical therapy through excellence in advocacy, education, and research.

Values

The Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy is committed to:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Consumer-centric care
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Social responsibility

Goals

  1. ADVOCATE: Advocate for meaningful participation of all children.
  2. EDUCATE: Enhance educational pathways to practice in pediatric physical therapy.
  3. ELEVATE: Elevate pediatric physical therapist practice through the application of evidence.
  4. LEAD: Be a relevant, innovative, agile and responsible organization.

Governance

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