Last week, APTA's House of Delegates (House) participated in a visioning session as part of the process to revise the association's Vision Sentence for Physical Therapy 2020 and Vision Statement for Physical Therapy 2020. Stemming from a 2011 House motion, the objective is to look beyond 2020 and clearly articulate the profession's commitment to society.
During the session, the House discussed 9 design principles or "images" of physical therapy ranging from the physical therapist's role in human movement and performance, evidence-based practice, and innovative contributions of the profession to meeting the diverse needs of society and developing and applying new technologies.
In April, the Board of Directors took part in a similar visioning session. As part of the process to revise the vision, APTA is conducting focus groups with members, interviews with thought leaders, and an environmental scan survey. Later this year the Vision Task Force will submit a draft of the new vision to the Board for its review. The new vision will go to the 2013 House for its consideration.