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We wish to congratulate Academy members who are now instrumental editors and manuscript reviewers for the Philippine Journal of Physical Therapy.

If you or your department would like to submit an article or would like to publish research, please click the link below and consider submitting to PhJPT.

Neurological Examination and Intervention for the Older Adult


20 Contact Hours

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August 2019


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

Read here:

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




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The Philippine Journal of Physical Therapy

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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