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Social Media Coordinator Position

We are in search of a CREATIVE, PASSIONATE, and INNOVATIVE student social media coordinator to join our special interest group!  Candidates must be ANPT and SCI SIG members and must be in good standing at an accredited PT/PTA program. 

Applications are due June 21, 2020 by 8 pm CST. 

Click here for some general questions and answers about the position.  Click here to apply!!  


State of the Research: Transcutaneous Stimulation After SCI

Check out the new research summary, "Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation for Voluntary Movement After Spinal Cord Injury: Current State of the Research," which reviews recent advances in transcutaneous stimulation after spinal cord injury. This summary is a brief description of the current research with a detailed reference list from authors: Andrew C. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD; Meghan Rozwod, PT, DPT, NCS; Rachel S. Tappan, PT, DPT; Haley R. Anderson, SPT; Thomas A. Sehon, SPT; Ashley J. Waggoner, SPT; Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, PhD.


SCI SIG Podcast: Discussions in SCI Science (DiSCIS)

Check out our new podcast!  In this episode of Discussions in Spinal Cord Injury Science (DiSCIS), Rachel Tappan, PT, DPT, NCS interviews Carey Holleran, PT, DHS, NCS and George Hornby, PT, PhD about their recent publication:

Hornby TG, Reisman DS, Ward IG, et al. Clinical practice guideline to improve locomotor function following chronic stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury, and brain injury. J Neur Phys Ther. 2020;44:49-100. Click here for the CPG document.

 This and past podcasts can be found here!


2020 ANPT Awards

The ANPT Awards Committee is seeking individuals to be nominated for Awards!  Awards include: Early Career Professional; Excellence in Neurologic Education; Service to the Academy; PT and PTA Clinical Excellence in Neurologic PT; Award for Excellence in Neurologic Research; Outstanding Clinical Innovator in Neurologic PT; and Outstanding Advocacy in Neurologic PT.  Nominations are due September 1.  Click here for more information, or to nominate someone you know! 


ANPT Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)

Did you know that the ANPT has developed CPGs on topics like Locomotor Training and Core Outcome Measures (to be used in Neurologic Physical Therapy)?  Check them out here

Are you already using the Core Outcome Measures CPG?  The Core Outcome Measures KT Taskforce wants to know what you think!  Complete this brief survey to help them understand your knowledge, barriers, and use of the core measures in clinical practice and in DPT and post-professional education. The results of this survey will be used to create tools and maximize implementation of the CPG across neurologic physical therapy. 


SCI Fact Sheets

The SCI SIG has developed several 1-2 page fact sheets on a variety of SCI related topics for SCI clinicians and/or their patients.  Check them out here!  

If you are interested in helping with Fact Sheet development, or have a topic of interest you would like to see covered in a future Fact Sheet, please contact Rachel Tappan!  

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