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Specialization Academy of Content Experts

The SACE was established to create a pool of certified specialists to write items for the specialist certification examinations. SACE members play a critical role with preparing, reviewing, and revising examination items for the specialty exams. This works earns them credit towards the maintenance of

Pediatric Specialty Council

Pediatric Specialty Council members are responsible for developing the examination instruments in consultation with the ABPTS testing agency and approved consultants.

Wound Management Specialty Council

Wound Management Specialty Council members are responsible for developing the examination instruments in consultation with the ABPTS testing agency and approved consultants.

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Description of Specialty Practice

The "Description of Specialty Practice" is developed for each specialty area and outlines the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to clinical practice in that area. DSP content is based on a detailed practice analysis, which involves extensive research, including survey data and judgments of subject

Specialist Certification Examination Outline: Oncology

All questions on the exam relate to the competencies outlined in "Description of Specialty Practice: Oncologic Physical Therapy." Following is an outline summarizing the key components of the DSP for oncologic physical therapy. Examination percentages reflect the approximate weighting of the specialty

Specialist Certification Examination Outline: Sports

All questions on the exam relate to the competencies outlined in "Description of Specialty Practice: Sports Physical Therapy." The board-certified sports physical therapy specialist examination is based on six major competency areas. Each competency area is subdivided into specific objectives in Chapter

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty Council

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty Council members are responsible for developing the examination instruments in consultation with the ABPTS testing agency and approved consultants.

APTA Specialty and Proficiency Ceremony

Feb 2, 2022/Event

This annual event recognizes the accomplishment of all physical therapists who achieved initial ABPTS specialist certification or who were recertified in the prior calendar year.

MOSC Forum

Feb 23, 2023/Event

This session will provide an overview of the MOSC program requirements, review the program history and development, and introduce the learning plan system.

Become an ABPTS Board Member

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties is the organizational body that guides the American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Specialization Program along with its appointed specialty councils. The Board: Reviews and revises policies and procedures to implement the certification process.

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Author Response

Aug 31, 1996/Research Reports

Learning a Partial-Weight-Bearing Skill: Effectiveness of Two Forms of Feedback

Aug 31, 1996/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. Partial weight bearing (PWB) is a skill commonly

The Modified Gait Abnormality Rating Scale for Recognizing the Risk of Recurrent Falls in Community-Dwelling Elderly Adults

Aug 31, 1996/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine

Microwave Diathermy Treatment for Primary Dysmenorrhea

Aug 31, 1996/Case Reports

This case report documents the use of microwave diathermy in a 31-year-old woman

“What Constitutes Evidence?”

Aug 31, 1996/Letters and Responses

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In “How Should Treatments Be

Invited Commentary

Jul 31, 1996/Research Reports

Author Response

Jul 31, 1996/Research Reports

Assessment of Hamstring Muscle Length in School-aged Children Using the Sit-and-Reach Test and the Inclinometer Measure of Hip Joint Angle

Jul 31, 1996/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. The sit-and-reach test (SRT) is commonly used

Conceptual Learning Processes in Physical Therapy Students

Jul 31, 1996/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate

On Women's Health

Jun 30, 1996/Editor's Notes

In many parts of the world, physical therapists have long been active in addressing