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About the Society

Acute Care Section

Who We Are
The Acute Care Section is composed of more than 2,800 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students who are members of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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

Vision
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 Acute Care Section of the American Physical Therapy Association is recognized as the expert resource for the provision of evidence-based acute care physical therapy.