Physical therapists work with the medical team, individuals and the community to prevent or minimize HIV-related limitations in functional activities and participation in social, work and community roles. The Special Interest Group on HIV / AIDS disseminates information and fosters collaboration among physical therapy professionals about the treatment of HIV-related impairments and functional limitations.Find Out More »
Physical therapists in a broad variety of settings, from acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, out-patient, to home health and hospice, may encounter patients with life limiting conditions. As part of the care team, we offer interventions and treatment to maximize function, comfort and quality of life.
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The purpose of the lymphedema SIG is to disseminate information that will help the physical therapist working with the lymphedema patient, through related literature, updates on lymphedema legislation and shared information between therapists experienced in treating the condition. Our common purpose is to enhance the quality of life of the lymphedema patients that we treat.Find Out More »
Pediatric oncology is a growing field within the physical therapy profession. Children who are treated for cancer are at risk for impairments of all body systems directly related to their cancer diagnosis and treatment. Physical therapists have an important role in identifying impairments and providing evidence-based assessments and interventions to improve a child's motor skills, cardiovascular endurance, and activity participation. Given the emerging nature and importance of the pediatric oncology rehabilitation field, the pediatric oncology SIG will facilitate collaboration of physical therapists and healthcare practitioners, both clinically and through research, in order to better provide evidence-based services to children with cancer around the world.Find Out More »