• Following are resource lists that reflect current literature in advanced physical therapy specialty areas. Lists are provided by APTA sections. Please contact the APTA section in your specialty area for information on the availability of continuing education courses and review courses that cover advanced specialty practice. Not all specialty sections offer review courses. ABPTS and specialty councils do not review or endorse any preparation materials or courses. In addition, reviewing these materials does not guarantee that candidates will receive a passing score on the specialist certification exam.

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    Area Specific Information

    Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

    Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section
    c/o Specialist Certification Program
    1111 North Fairfax Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
    Phone: 800/999-2782, ext 8520
    Fax: 703/706-8186
    Email: cardiopt@apta.org
    Website: http://www.cardiopt.org/
    Price: Free

    Clinical Electrophysiologic Physical Therapy

    Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management
    Nichole Walleen, Executive Director
    2920 East Avenue South, Ste. 200
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Phone: 608/351-2735
    Email: Nichole_acewm@orthopt.org
    Website: http://acewm.org/

    Geriatric Physical Therapy

    Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy
    Karen Curran
    3510 East Washington Avenue
    Madison, WI 53704
    Phone: 866/586-8247
    Fax: 608/221-9697
    Email: karen.curran@geriatricspt.org
    Website: www.geriatricspt.org

    Neurologic Physical Therapy

    Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, Inc.
    5841 Cedar Lake Road S. Ste 204
    Minneapolis, MN 55416
    Phone: 952/ 646-2038
    Fax: 952/545-6073
    Email: info@neuropt.org
    Website: www.neuropt.org

    Oncologic Physical Therapy

    Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy
    Suzie Callan
    140B Purcellville Gateway Drive
    Suite 120
    Purcellville, VA 20132
    Phone: 202/660-4460
    Email: info@oncologypt.org
    Website: www.oncologypt.org

    Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

    Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
    Terri DeFlorian
    2920 East Avenue South, Ste. 200
    La Crosse, WI 54601-8282
    800/444-3982, ext 2040
    Fax: 608/788-3965
    Email: tdeflorian@orthopt.org
    Website: www.orthopt.org

    Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
    Cindy Sliwa
    1055 N Fairfax Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314-1484
    Phone: 800/999-2782 x3254
    Fax: 703/706-8575
    Email: pediatrics@apta.org
    Website: www.pediatricapta.org
    PCS Exam Resources document available through the Academy's Online Store

    Sports Physical Therapy

    American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy
    Mark DeCarlo, Executive Director
    P.O. Box 431
    Zionsville, IN 46077-0431
    Phone: 317-973-2163
    Email: mdecarlo@aaspt.org 
    Website: http://www.aaspt.org 
    SCS Prep guide available in the Academy Learning Center via AASPT Website

    Women's Health Physical Therapy

    Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
    Mandi Murtaugh, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist
    Peg Maas, PT, Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist 
    8400 Westpark Drive 2nd Floor
    McLean, VA 22102
    Phone: 703/610-0224
    Fax: 703/610-9005
    Email: WCSprep@womenshealthapta.org
    Website: https://aptapelvichealth.org/education/wcs/
    Women's Health Section Member Price: Free
    Women's Health Section Nonmembers: $25

  • Last Updated: 8/14/2020
    Contact: spec-cert@apta.org