• The Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) is composed of 9 individuals representing research scientists, physical therapists external to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), front-line clinicians and managers, and administrators from the physical therapy business community.

    The SAP is to provide direction to the registry on matters of scientific integrity, clinical application, quality, public policy, and research. In carrying out its mission, the SAP will ensure that the Registry fulfills its goals related to information payment for physical therapist services, improving practice, fulfilling quality reporting requirements, and promoting research. Further, the SAP will contribute to and provide oversight related to the Registry's research agenda, data management and analysis strategies, clinical application and utility of the Registry, addition of content areas (modules), and scholarly publications. The SAP will coordinate with Registry staff and APTA leadership on the strategic plan, operations, and business development aspects of the registry to ensure a meaningful and sustainable Registry of data from the profession, for the profession.

    Irrgang, James

    James Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTA (Director)
    Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Outcomes Research
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Archer, Kristin

    Kristin R. Archer, PT, DPT, PhD
    Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, TN

    Arslanian, Linda

    Linda Arslanian, PT, DPT, MS
    Executive Director of Rehabilitation Services
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Gloucester, MA

    Freburger, Janet

    Janet Freburger, PT, PhD
    Professor
    University of Pittsburgh
    School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Department of Physical Therapy
    Pittsburgh, PA 

    Hoekstra, Chris

    Chris Hoekstra, PT, DPT
    Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
    Director, Knowledge Management
    Therapeutic Associates, Inc.
    Tigard, OR

    Hunter, Stephen

    Stephen Hunter, PT, DPT
    Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
    Administrator, Intermountain Physical Therapy
    Intermountain Healthcare
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Johnson, Michael

    Michael P. Johnson, PT, PhD
    Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
    Practice Leader, Home Health
    BAYADA Home Health Care
    Merion Station, PA

    McDonough, Christine
    Christine M. McDonough, PT, PhD, MS
    Research Assistant Professor
    Health and Disability Institute
    Boston University School of Public Health
    Boston, MA
    Woodhouse, Linda

    Linda Woodhouse, PT, PhD
    Associate Professor
    David Magee Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research
    Department of Physical Therapy
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

  • Last Updated: 5/30/2017
    Contact: registry@apta.org