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ANPT National Campaign: Evidence Elevates

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In the January 2021 issue of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Board of Directors published a position paper, Moving Forward, on  Evidence-Based vs. Traditional Treatments. 

This document supports the ANPT position to emphasize the use of the best available evidence and research in the treatment of adults with acute-onset movement disorders following neurological injury. After decades of debate over the different treatment methods the ANPT Board of Directors felt it was time to provide a statement as to ANPT's position for the membership. 

To assist in the dissemination of resources and tools associated with the position paper, the Moving Forward Task Force was appointed in April of 2021. The Evidence Elevates resources are in development to help integrate evidence to elevate the profession, practice and patient outcomes. 


The ANPT’s Moving Forward Taskforce is seeking information from a variety
of neurologic physical therapist clinicians, educators, administrators and
researchers. This survey was designed to assist the taskforce in better
understanding how therapists find, select and choose evidence to integrate evidence into practice.
The purpose of the survey is to gather therapists’ experiences and perspectives on their approaches to practice, as well as how they come to conclusions about which methods to use. We are interested in learning more about all methods, approaches and perspectives. The survey is voluntary, anonymous and the first 400 respondents will receive an Amazon gift card in appreciation for your time and thoughtful answers. Click here to be directed to the survey link and password.



The Moving Forward Task Forces will be releasing podcasts that take a deeper look into how Evidence Elevates physical therapy practice.
     Episode 1: Moving Forward Position Paper
     Episode 2: No Easy Feat: 3 clinicians use evidence to change their practice


Meet the Evidence Elevates Task Force who are creating resources to support the Moving Forward "Evidence Elevates" campaign.

Questions and comments may be submitted through this form. 

 Moving Forward Task Force 

Laura Doyle, PT, MPT*
Heather Hayes, DPT, PhD, CSRS, CEEAA*
Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, MSCS*
Ryan Knight, PT, DPT (Co-Chair)
Jennifer Lotter, PT, DPT, CSRS
Parminder K. Padgett, PT, DPT*
Lauren Snowdon, PT, DPT
Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT* (Co-Chair)

*All the Physical Therapists above are Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists.

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