Hospital-based Physical Therapy Special Interest Group

The Hospital-Based SIG provides opportunities for networking and learning related to the practice of pediatric physical therapy in acute and intensive care, rehab, clinics, and outpatient services (hospital-based and free-standing).  Our focus includes education and resources for diagnosis-specific patient management, including health promotion.

The HB-SIG hosts meetings at CSM, programming for SoPAC, and teleconferences twice a year.  We share information via the Section on Pediatrics E-News and through emails to our registered members.  We welcome Section members to join the Hospital-Based SIG, participate in these activities, and suggest additional ways we can share resources and information.

Hospital-based Physical Therapy SIG News

  Elections are Open!

posted: September 20, 2018

Elections are Open!

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Elections for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT) are held each fall for those whose 3-year terms are coming to an end. Board members may be elected to one or two 3-year terms. PT and PTA members of APPT (who are members as of the date that materials are submitted for the election) may vote; members without e-mail addresses on file with APTA will be mailed a paper ballot. Online voting will close November 15, 2018. Ensue that your voice is heard by voting for the candidate of your choice!

Online voting will be available from September 20, 2018 @ 12:00 AM until November 15, 2018 @ 11:59 PM.


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  Future of Physical Therapy - Interviews by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, FAPTA and Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

posted: January 12, 2018


Interviews by Shirley Sahrmann PT, PhD, FAPTA and Susan Effgen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

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  APPT Finalizes Purchase of Pediatric Physical Therapy

posted: October 17, 2017

Background: In 1988, the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (then the Section on Pediatrics) made a motion to create a peer-reviewed journal. Academy leaders approached publisher Williams & Wilkins (now Wolters Kluwer) with a proposal to jointly form a journal, with the Academy providing editorial expertise and a subscription base and WK taking the financial risk and handling the production. In return, WK owned the title Pediatric Physical Therapy and had full copyright on all published content. During contract renegotiations in 2002, the Academy requested and was granted co-ownership of copyright for journal articles. 

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