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10 Exemplary Pinoy PTs Making a Name in the US
Lovelia Horn, PT
A huge number of Filipino physical therapists practice the profession in the US after arriving here on skilled working visas.
Below are my own personal picks for the most innovative clinicians from the islands who are disrupting traditional clinical approaches, giving back to their community in the Philippines in a massive way, and just being admirable characters, thereby representing our Filipino heritage with excellence
February 24, 2018
Hernandez presents at CSM 2018
Zeena Rose Hernandez presented her study, the "Implementation of a safe and feasible mobilization protocol for patients POD 0 Transcatheter Valve Procedures at CSM 2018 in New Orleans, LA.
Hernandez is a physical therapist at the prestigious NYU Langone Health Rusk Rehabilitation Center in New York and is currently pursuing her DPT at Utica College in New York.
February 16, 2017
Dr. Basco presents at CSM 2017
Academy Member Dr. Mark David Basco, PT, DPT, CEEAA, GCS is presenting his research at CSM 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Basco is currently a PhD student at Texas Women's University
Dr. Garcia on Frontiers in Neurology
September 28, 2016
Academy Member Dr. Jodan Garcia, clinical assistant professor for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Georgia State University has just been published in the Frontiers in Neurology Journal.
Members involved in cervicogenic headache and mobilization as a means of management may click this link
Chua is 2016 Woman of the Year Inductee
April 4, 2016
Academy member Dionne Chua, DMT is selected as 2016-17 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.
Academy Logo Launched
April 1, 2016
The Academy launched its logo entitled "Takbo" on April 1, 2016.
March 31, 2016
The Academy reached a membership of 5000 individual accounts on its social media page on March 31, 2016. Congratulations colleagues, friends and members.
World Class Physical Therapists
The Academy of Filipino American Physical Therapists was established in 2016 to create a community of members bound by a common desire to improve Filipino American representation in the field and practice of physical therapy.
Today, the academy is home to over 5,000 members comprised of clinical specialists, academicians, clinicians, practitioners, inventors, pioneers, scientists, legislators, and entrepeneurs within the various fields of practice in physical therapy.
The academy offers various levels of membership from student membership, associate membership, professional membership, diplomate membership and a fellowship. The fellowship is the highest degree of membership offered in recognition of a member's substantial contributions to the academy and the practice of physical therapy.
Review Board/Editors Needed
We need editors to review paper and video submissions to the academy. We are looking for editors with interests in:
- Orthopedic Physical Therapy practice
- Geriatric Physical Therapy practice
- Sports Science practice
- Documentation, Legal Aspects of practice
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