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The Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy is composed of more than 3000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students who are members of the American Physical Therapy Association.


The mission of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy is to foster excellence in acute care practice, in all settings, in order to enhance the health and functioning of patients and clients.


Acute care physical therapy is provided by physical therapists who:

  • As integral members of the health care team, are consulted for their expertise in patient management and clinical decision making for patients with acute health care needs.
  • May be board-certified specialists in acute care physical therapy.
  • May be assisted, in a team relationship, by physical therapist assistants, who may be recognized for advanced proficiency.

The Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy is recognized as the expert resource for the provision of evidence-based acute care physical therapy.


Read the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy Bylaws
[Approved March 31, 2017]

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