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Brain Injury SIG 

About Us

The Brain Injury Special Interest Group (BISIG) is one of seven special interest groups (SIGs) in the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT). BISIG officers lead initiatives designed to connect members involved in brain injury care. We seek to provide opportunities for knowledge translation, discussion, advocacy, networking and other activities.

Mission

The Brain Injury Special Interest Group (BISIG) provides a forum for APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy members who have a common interest in the promotion of health, wellness, optimal function, and quality of life for individuals with acquired brain injuries.

Objectives:

Communication

  • Provide an avenue for communication among clinicians, educators, and researchers regarding brain injury rehabilitation.
  • Act as a liaison between interested members of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy/APTA and other organizations with interest in brain injury rehabilitation.

Research

  • Facilitate and coordinate brain injury research efforts-identify need, priority, and encourage collaboration across settings.
  • Support efforts to make brain injury databases available to PTs.
  • Facilitate consistency in documentation.

Education 

  • Support the publication of articles and related information regarding brain injury in Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy publications.
  • Support professional education efforts focusing on brain injury.
  • Provide a network for brain injury prevention education.

Legislation 

  • Monitor legislation which have an impact on brain injury survivors or might alter physical therapy service delivery to the survivors.

Officers

Chair

Mary Beth A. Osborne PT, DPT, NCS 

Vice Chair

Jennifer Fernandez PT, DPT, NCS, PCS

Secretary

Allison Miller PT, DPT, NCS

Nominating Committee

Laura Gerhardt PT, DPT, NCS

Hannah Foster PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS

Dana Lott PT, DPT, NCS

News

Mild Brain Injury:  Traumatic Brain Injury Tool Kit from the US Army Medical Department 

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center:  Multiple Topic Traumatic Brain Injury Related Factsheets 

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