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Use these resources to help your students expand their understanding of clinical electrophysiology and wound management in physical therapy.

Curriculum Guides

Entry-level Educational Curriculum Content Guidelines for Electrophysiological Examination and Evaluation (PDF) 
Developed by the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management, the purpose of these guidelines is to identify the student-oriented educational objectives that are recommended in the areas of electrophysiological examination and evaluation for the preparation of students in professional physical therapist educational programs.

Entry-Level Physical Therapist Curriculum Recommendations for Integumentary Wound Management (PDF)
This 2023 curricular resource provides consensus-based guidance to academic and clinical faculty responsible for developing and teaching didactic and clinical integumentary content in physical therapist programs. The document is organized by content heading into “Need to Cover” and “Nice to Cover” topics and includes an example learning objective and an example laboratory activity for each heading.

Biophysical Agents Educational Guidelines 
This resource was developed by the Biophysical Agents SIG of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management. Biophysical agents are a broad group of interventions that use various forms of energy to aid in patient goals in physical therapist practice. These resources can assist educators with this content area.

Dry Needling in Physical Therapy 
APTA's resource page includes description, analysis of competencies, and state-specific information.

Adaptive Practice Patterns

The practice patterns have been deleted from the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Pracitce and are available here for educational purposes only. They have been revised and adapted from Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, ed 2, rev: Integumentary (Patterns 7A-7E) (.pdf)

About the APTA Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management

The APTA Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management consists of approximately 1,000 physical therapy practitioners and students interested in electrophysiology, biophysical agents, wound management, and neuromusculoskeletal ultrasonography.