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.
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
Kristin R. Archer, PT, DPT, PhD Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN
Linda Arslanian, PT, DPT, MS Executive Director of Rehabilitation Services Brigham and Women's Hospital Gloucester, MA
Janet Freburger, PT, PhD ProfessorUniversity of PittsburghSchool of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation SciencesDepartment of Physical TherapyPittsburgh, PA
Chris Hoekstra, PT, DPT Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Director, Knowledge Management Therapeutic Associates, Inc. Tigard, OR
Stephen Hunter, PT, DPT Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Administrator, Intermountain Physical Therapy Intermountain Healthcare Salt Lake City, UT
Michael P. Johnson, PT, PhD Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice Leader, Home Health BAYADA Home Health Care Merion Station, PA
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