HIV Disease Special Interest Group (SIG)

SIG Chair: Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH, CHES    Open To: Members Only 28 Current Subscribers

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.

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Special Interest Group Oncology Physical Therapy HIV AIDS

Hospice and Palliative Care Special Interest Group (SIG)

SIG Chair: Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT    Open To: Members Only109 Current Members

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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Special Interest Group Oncology Physical Therapy hospice Palliative Care

Lymphedema Special Interest Group (SIG)

SIG Chair: Lesli Bell, PT    Open To: Members Only184 Current Members

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.

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Special Interest Group Oncology Physical Therapy Lymphedema

Pediatric Oncology Special Interest Group (SIG)

SIG Chair: Susan Miale, PT, DPT, PCS    Open To: Members Only69 Current Members

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.

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Special Interest Group Oncology Physical Therapy pediatrics

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