Welcome to the Primary Care Special Interest Group!

Our vision is to work toward advancing Physical Therapists as front line providers in the primary care setting. This group will serve as leaders in advocating for Physical Therapists by providing an avenue for information exchange, networking and professional development from a primary care PT perspective.

The Primary Care SIG serves it members by:

  • Discussing the scope of practice regarding primary care physical therapy in the Federal setting.
  • Promoting the development and improvement of physical therapy practice and research relative to the primary care setting.
  • Identifying, disseminating and exchanging information on evidence-based practice for primary care physical therapy professionals.
  • Providing high quality educational content and professional development opportunities for physical therapy professionals in primary care.
  • Increasing awareness of physical therapists training and expertise as frontline medical providers in the primary care setting.
  • Representing the interests of Physical Therapy clinicians in primary care clinical practice to the decision-making bodies of the Association.
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Research – Primary Care PT

Research – Screening & Other Clinical Relevance

Clinical Pearls

Other Resources

Direct Access

Our profession has made substantial progress in regards to furthering direct access legislation.  Every state and the District of Columbia now has some form of direct access provision.  Unfortunately, some state provisions are still quite restrictive and significant barriers persist at the local and institutional level in regards to implementation.

We’re here to help.

Whether you’re just starting out on your journey to learning more about Direct Access or you are a seasoned veteran looking to help advance the cause in your circle of influence, we’re here for you.

We’ll guide you through navigating the complex world of state and institutional regulations and if you’d like, we’ll work with you to create a customized plan to bring about lasting change.

It takes one person to be the catalyst for change.  Will you be the one?

APTA Imaging Special Interest Group

APTA: Direct Access at the State Level

FSBPT Jurisdiction Licensure Reference Guide Topic: Direct Access

FSBPT Jurisdiction Licensure Reference Guide Topic: Direct Access Language 

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