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Call for Knowledge Translation Task Force Members for a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on the Physical Therapist Management of Parkinson Disease

by Andrea Miller | Apr 05, 2021

The American Physical Therapy Association, in partnership with the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT), is looking for members interested in being a part of a task force to aid in the dissemination and implementation of a clinical practice guideline (CPG) focused on the physical therapist management of Parkinson Disease. The CPG identifies recommendations for PT evaluation and treatment of this health condition. The purpose of the task force is to create information and tools to optimize the use of the CPG recommendations in PT practice. The time commitment for serving on the task force is 3 years. The task force will be comprised of individuals representing different practice settings and with a variety of experience/familiarity in evaluation and treatment of Parkinson Disease.  Listed below are types of individuals who will be considered for the task force:

  • Administrators/organizational leaders 
  • Clinicians 
  • Program developers
  • Entry-level DPT faculty 
  • Director of Clinical Education
  • Residency directors 
  • Clinician researchers 
  • Quality improvement specialists

Patients and patient advocacy groups will also be considered as part of the task force to ensure that the committee represents multiple stakeholder groups from different levels of care.

Responsibilities of the task force include: disclosure of conflict of interest, participation in all conference calls, attending all meetings with a commitment to teamwork and clear communication, reading all relevant material and doing all necessary background work to fully participate, responding to e-mail communications in a timely fashion, completing all personal assignments to meet deadlines, maintaining confidentiality.

If you are interested in serving on this task force, please fill out  this application survey which includes a statement of interest.  Please send any questions to the ANPT Practice Committee via Heather Knight at . Your response to this call for volunteers is requested by April 30th.

We look forward to supporting this collaborative knowledge translation effort.

The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Practice Committee

  • Katie Flores, PT, DPT
  • Heather Knight, PT, DPT
  • Karen Lambert, PT, DPT
  • Stacey Lane, PT, DPT
  • Danny Miner, PT, DPT
  • Aimee Perron, PT, DPT, CEEAA
  • Eileen Tseng-Stultz, PT, DPT
  • Karen Whitesell, PT, DPT, ATP
  • All members are Board Certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy (ABPTS)
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