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Spinal Cord Injury SIG

About Us

The Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Special Interest Group (SIG) is a focused component of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT). The SCI SIG provides education and resources for physical therapy clinicians, rehabilitation specialists, and patients/clients. Membership in the SCI SIG is open to any member of ANPT and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

The SCI SIG's regular activities include:

  • Patient Advocacy -- We participate in advocacy at local and national levels through education and grassroots efforts. 
  • Website -- Our website provides members with access to clinician fact sheets, a spinal cord injury research podcast, an SCI calendar, and more! 

Mission

The mission of the SCI SIG is to optimize rehabilitation and maximize participation of persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) as active members of their communities. The SCI SIG shares knowledge and expertise, assembles and publicizes resources, and disseminates evidence about SCI/D rehabilitation.

Vision

The SCI SIG will serve as a preferred conduit for information, resources, and professional networking related to the rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury and/or disorders (SCI/D). The SCI SIG will also build domestic and international relationships to advance knowledge translation in the practice of SCI rehabilitation. 

 

Officers 

CHAIR (2020-2023)

Casey Kandilakis, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy


VICE CHAIR (2021-2022)

Christi Hutchison, PT, MPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

 

SECRETARY (2021-2024)

Sara Hobbs, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

CHAIR

Andrea Stump, PT, DPT, ATP
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

 

MEMBERS

Andrew Smith, PT, DPT, PhD

Kristen Cezat, PT, DPT, NCS, ATP/SMS
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

 

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

CHAIR

 

INTERNS

Jane Mongkolvipakul, PT, DPT

 

PODCAST TEAM

Rachel Tappan, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

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