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The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT) is one of the fastest growing sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and we are pleased that you have taken this opportunity to learn more about us. The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy is one of 18 specialty sections within the APTA. The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy was formed in 1972 and currently has approximately 4000 members.

The mission of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy is to serve neurologic physical therapy providers and to advance evidence-based practice, education, and research in neurologic physical therapy.

Through dynamic and innovative leadership, our members are empowered to promote optimal recovery, wellness, and quality of life in individuals with movement dysfunction due to neurologic disease or injury.

The vision of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy is to be a leading partner in the national and international rehabilitation communities by facilitating collaborative relationships, promoting knowledge translation, and influencing policy.

There are seven special interest groups within the Academy which include Assistive Technology/Seating & Wheeled Mobility, Balance and Falls, Brain Injury, Degenerative Diseases, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke and Vestibular Rehabilitation. These special interest groups provide a forum to discuss advances in practice and the challenges of patient care within these specialty areas.

The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy offers the very best in continuing education and programming related to neurologic physical therapy practice. The III STEP Conference, which was held at the University of Utah in June 2005, is an example of an international interdisciplinary symposium sponsored by the Neurology and Pediatric Sections of the APTA that reflects the most current advances in the science and practice of physical therapy. Each year the Academy provides this level of stimulating programming at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting. In addition, the Academy provides the Annual Conference Committee with suggestions for speakers on neurologic topics.

We are proud of our volunteer organization and of our members. The information and links contained in this website are intended to promote neurologic physical therapy and to provide information for healthcare providers and the patients and families we serve. We welcome visitors' feedback as to our success in our endeavor to work together as a team in the rehabilitation of neurologic diseases and disorders.

Deborah S. Larsen, PT, PhD
President of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy
American Physical Therapy Association
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