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  • PTs Sought to Review Musculoskeletal Resource

    Qualified physical therapists (PTs) have an opportunity to contribute to the development of an important work on the current state of musculoskeletal diseases in the US.

    The US Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is seeking reviewers to assist in the revision of The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States (BMUS), a resource that describes the musculoskeletal landscape as reflected in data from the National Center for Health Statistics’ 2008 National Health Interview Survey.

    USBJI is seeking reviewers for the following chapters of the BMUS:

    • The Big Picture
    • Back and Neck Pain
    • Spinal Deformity
    • Arthritis
    • Osteoporosis and Bone Health
    • Injuries (including falls, traumatic, workplace, military, sports)
    • Children and Adolescents
    • Tumors
    • The Older Population (Medicare)
    • Military Population

    APTA members interested in being a reviewer should contact Anita Bemis-Dougherty by August 31 and indicate which chapter(s) of BMUS they are interested in reviewing.

    The USBJI advocates and promotes multidisciplinary, coordinated, and patient-centered care to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. APTA is a founding member of the organization.


    • I'm interested in reviewing the chapter called the big picture. Thanks!

      Posted by John Seip on 8/8/2014 5:28 PM

    • Hi Anita, My name is Dr. Li Li and I am a practicing licensed PT in MA. I am interested in being a reviewer for BMUS, chapter: arthritis. Please feel free to reach me at 6178338835 should you need any additional information. Thanks. Li Li, DPT, PT, LMT www.leepainrelief.com

      Posted by Li Li on 8/9/2014 9:54 AM

    • Anita, I am interested in the back and neck pain chapter. I sent you an email with my contact information. Thanks. Brad Profitt, PT, DPT, CSCS, DC, CFCE

      Posted by Brad Profitt on 8/10/2014 5:03 PM

    • Hi Anita, I am interested in the reviewing "The Big Picture". Please contact me by email. Thank you, James George, PT, DPT, OCS

      Posted by James George, PT, DPT, OCS on 8/13/2014 1:55 AM

    • I am interested in neck and back pain reviewing! Thanks!

      Posted by Dr. Ron Pavkovich, PT, DPT, Cert DN, CIDN, Fellow on 8/13/2014 4:37 PM

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