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Use these resources to help your students expand their understanding of orthopaedic physical therapy.

Brought to you by APTA's specialty sections and councils, these resources are open to all educators, regardless of membership.

Foot and Ankle Curricular Guidelines for Physical Therapist Professional Degree Programs (2015)
The purpose of this consensus document is to provide guidance on foot and ankle curricular objectives and content for physical therapy professional degree programs. The intent of the document is to lay the groundwork for educators to produce entry‐level clinicians with a common foundation related to the foot and ankle.

Imaging Education Manual for DPT Professional Degree Programs (2015)
The current status of diagnostic and procedural imaging in doctor of physical therapy education and practice is marked by variability and inconsistencies. As such, this manual has been developed to provide a rich set of resource information that will assist faculty in on‐going curriculum assessment and development in this content area.

Adaptive Practice Patterns

The practice patterns have been deleted from the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and are available here for educational purposes only. They have been revised and adapted from Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, ed 2, rev: Musculoskeletal (Patterns 4A-4J) | Neuromuscular (Patterns 5A-5I)

About the APTA Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

The APTA Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy seeks to promote excellence in orthopaedic physical therapy and be a world leader in advancing orthopaedic physical therapy to optimize movement and health.