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The Academy of Physical Therapy Research (APTR) invites colleagues from associated professions and physical therapy professionals from outside the U.S. to join with us as partners in our mission to advance the best practice of physical therapy through research. 

Academy members value the opportunity to network, consult, collaborate, and exchange ideas with researchers and clinicians who share a mutual interest in the latest advances in rehabilitation research. Academy researchers and clinicians represent all areas of physical therapy practice and a wide array of research interests. Please join us in this important work!

This invitation is for professionals who are not otherwise eligible for membership in the American Physical Therapy Association, including:

  • Physical therapists/physiotherapists or physical therapist assistants from countries outside the United States
  • Professionals from fields related to physical therapy
  • Individuals from industry who assist and collaborate with APTR members

Academy of Physical Therapy Research partners will enjoy many of the same benefits available to all Academy members including:

  • Electronic access to newsletter and other APTR communications
  • Eligibility to join APTR Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
    • Biomechanics
    • Evidence Based Practice
    • Qualitative Research
    • Early Researcher
  • Discounts on APTR sponsored educational offerings
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to members only information

The Academy of Physical Therapy Research Partner annual fee is $50. If you have any questions, please contact info@ptresearch.org

For a list of volunteer opportunities, click the “Volunteer” button

An infant gets ready for collection of electroencephalography and arm movement data with Dr. Beth Smith in the Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory at the University of Southern California
Nayo Hill, a Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences DPT-PhD student, assesses EEG activity in Dr. Jules Dewald's Neuroimaging and Motor Control Lab.
Stephen Antos, a Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences DPT-PhD student, investigates gait stability using a custom-built cable robot in Dr. Keith Gordon’s Human Agility Lab.
Nayo Hill, a Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences DPT-PhD student, assesses EEG activity in Dr. Jules Dewald's Neuroimaging and Motor Control Lab.
Northwestern Doctor of Physical Therapy students collaborate with students in the School of Engineering to modify a dual-joystick ride-on car for a child in the GoBabyGo! program of Drs. Kristin Krosschell and Theresa Sukal-Moulton’s Pediatric Assessments Laboratories. Drs. Krosschell and Sukal-Moulton are recipients of funding from the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.
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