Allied Health Travel Jobs in the US



When healthcare facilities experience shortages and vacancies caused by reasons such as expansion, turnover, or staff vacations, they recruit temporary allied health travel professionals with the flexibility to travel for temporary assignments (typically 13 weeks).

Med Travelers offers allied health clinicians the opportunity to expand and advance their careers in hospitals, clinics, medical centers, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, schools, government institutions, and many other healthcare organizations.

These Allied health travel jobs are ideal for new graduates seeking résumé-building opportunities that combine education with adventure.
Experienced health clinicians will also get to add variety experience to their allied health careers, while enjoying top pay, comprehensive insurance coverage, complimentary private housing, and many other exclusive benefits.

Qualifications:
You must be a graduate of a U.S.-accredited allied healthcare program,
hold a valid professional practice license or certification, present proof of your right to work in the United States (the most common forms of this are your birth certificate, social security card, or U.S. passport).

Bonus:
Med Travelers provides its temporary professionals with free, private housing

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Important Update for Foreign Trained Physiotherapists who want to work in South Africa



1. All foreign qualified Physiotherapists are required to sit for an examination conducted by the Board, twice per year.

2. You should also submit the following to the HPCSA (Health Professionals Council of South Africa):

  • Form 49 PT
  • Form 176 DOH
  • Certificate of Status, issued by foreign registration authority
  • Original certificate of Qualifications or certified copies by Notary Public
  • Certified copy of ID document or passport with a clear photograph


Initial Letter of Endorsement

The first step to getting licensed to work as a physiotherapist in South Africa is to get an initial letter of endorsement from the FWMP(Foreign Workforce Management Programme). So you can download the form 176 DOH here


Please ensure you read the Foreign recruitment policy carefully, here are a few clauses to note in the form 176 DOH:

"Application to the FWMP is a mere presentation of your candidature for National consideration to endorse towards further processes.
The Department of Health is finalizing the restructuring its foreign recruitment initiatives.
The aim is to, in the years to come consider mainly and in some instances exclusively those candidates
identified in terms of country-to-country agreements.
The only direct recruitment of individual applicants from abroad will be for those applicants who can submit
documentary evidence of being a citizen of a developed country.
The applications from foreign health professionals who are citizens of developing countries will therefore no longer be entertained on an ad-hoc basis."

"Employment contracts can be up to 3years and non renewable."

Working as a Physiotherapist in New Zealand

If you are an overseas trained physiotherapist seeking to work in New Zealand, you need to be licensed by the physiotherapy board of New Zealand. This is quite a lengthy process so you need to be prepared for the long haul. The board expects you meet the requirements in 3 major areas:

1. Your qualification and physiotherapy practice experience should meet current Board criteria:

Your school's curriculum by which you obtained your physiotherapy degree should be a minimum of 4years and be sufficiently similar in theory and practice to the physiotherapy curricula undertaken by undergraduates in New Zealand.

The criteria are shown in this table below:



If your undergraduate physiotherapy curriculum is not sufficiently similar to the New Zealand (NZ) physiotherapy curricula, the chances of becoming
registered in NZ are unlikely unless: 

A. Your work history includes being registered and working in a country that does have a sufficiently similar physiotherapy programme and has a similar healthcare system to NZ.
or
B. You have undertaken a postgraduate physiotherapy qualification that includes supervised clinical practice experience, in a country
that has a sufficiently similar physiotherapy programme and a similar healthcare system to NZ. 

Currently, the countries identified as having the most similar physiotherapy
programmes to NZ include the Australia, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. 

The New Zealand board assesses applications individually, so even if you do meet the criteria described in A or B, registration is not guaranteed.

2. You should meet current Board English language requirements:

If English is your first language (defined as the language a person learns first) and your programme of physiotherapy study was undertaken and examined in English, you meet the Board’s English language criteria. If not you should do IELTS or OET (Occupational English Test)

3. You should meet the Board criteria for recency of practice:

To meet the Board's recency of practice criteria, you must be able to answer 'Yes' to at least one of the questions below.

I. Did you graduate from your primary physiotherapy qualification within the three years prior to the date of application for registration?

II. Have you worked as a practising physiotherapist, whether full-time or part-time, for any period of time during the three years immediately prior to the date of application for registration?

III. Are you able to provide evidence of successful completion of a formal course of university level physiotherapy study undertaken during the three years immediately prior to submitting your application for registration.  This physiotherapy course of study is in addition to your primary physiotherapy qualification and must include clinical practice experience, i.e. a Graduate Diploma, a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters with a clinical component.

Application Process
There are 9 components of the application and the forms are available for download on their website




Section 1: Forms and Templates
-Application Form
-Curriculum Vitae
-Validation of Work History forms (to be sent directly to the Physiotherapy Board by your referees), or Confirmation of Fitness to Practise form (to be sent directly to the Physiotherapy Board by your referee)
-The Treaty of Waitangi: Referenced Report
- Cultural Competence Reflective Statement
- Physiotherapy practice thresholds key competency templates

Section 2: Mandatory Documents
- A correctly certified degree certificate(s)/university issued qualification
- Complete official academic transcript/diploma supplement(s)/personal record of achievement
- Evidence of personal completion of around 1,000 hours supervised physiotherapy practice in a variety of settings and areas covered, issued by your university
- Complete official university issued academic curriculum/curricula/module/paper descriptors for all modules/papers undertaken as listed on your academic transcript/diploma supplement(s)
- A correctly certified copy of the personal details page of your passport (and any observations)
- A current, original Criminal Conviction Record (or equivalent)
- Current, original evidence of good standing
- Where applicable - English proficiency test results
- Where applicable – Name change documentation

Application fee is a non refundable NZ 1, 532.50

Duration: After the board had received your complete application with supporting documents, the process takes 2-3months.

For more information contact registration@physioboard.org.nz

7 Myths About Physical Therapy



As a physical therapist, you are daily faced with numerous patients with different mindsets. Some have heard "too much" about physiotherapy procedures while others are totally green watching you suspiciously to see what "magic" therapy you want to give.

Either way it is your responsibility to educate everyone who comes in for physical therapy on what to expect.
Here are 7 myths highlighted by the American Physical Therapy association that need to be "busted".


1. Myth: I need a referral to see a physical therapist.
Fact: A recent survey by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) revealed 70% of people think a referral or prescription is required for evaluation by a physical therapist. However, a physician’s referral is not required in order to be evaluated by a physical therapist. Some states have restrictions about the treatment a physical therapist can provide without a physician referral.

2. Myth: Physical therapy is painful.
Fact: Physical therapists seek to minimize your pain and discomfort—including chronic or long-term pain. They work within your pain threshold to help you heal, and restore movement and function. The survey found that although 71% of people who have never visited a physical therapist think physical therapy is painful, that number significantly decreases among patients who have seen a physical therapist in the past year.

3. Myth: Physical therapy is only for injuries and accidents.
Fact: Physical therapists do a lot more than just stretch or strengthen weak muscles after an injury or surgery. They are skilled at evaluating and diagnosing potential problems before they lead to more serious injuries or disabling conditions—from carpal tunnel syndrome and frozen shoulder, to chronic headaches and lower back pain, to name a few.

4. Myth: Any health care professional can perform physical therapy.
Fact: Although 42% of consumers know that physical therapy can only be performed by a licensed physical therapist, 37% still believe other health care professionals can also administer physical therapy. Many physical therapists also pursue board certification in specific areas such as neurology, orthopedics, sports, or women’s health, for example.

5. Myth: Physical therapy isn't covered by insurance.
Fact: Most insurance policies cover some form of physical therapy. Beyond insurance coverage, physical therapy has proven to reduce costs by helping people avoid unnecessary imaging scans, surgery, or prescription drugs. Physical therapy can also lower costs by helping patients avoid falls or by addressing conditions before they become chronic.

6. Myth: Surgery is my only option.
Fact: In many cases, physical therapy has been shown to be as effective as surgery in treating a wide range of conditions—from rotator cuff tears and degenerative disk disease, to meniscal tears and some forms of knee osteoarthritis. Those who have recently seen a physical therapist know this to be true, with 79% believing physical therapy can provide an alternative to surgery.

7. Myth: I can do physical therapy myself.
Fact: Your participation is key to a successful treatment plan, but every patient still needs the expert care and guidance of a licensed physical therapist. Your therapist will leverage his or her specialized education, clinical expertise, and the latest available evidence to evaluate your needs and make a diagnosis before creating an individualized plan of care.

Interested in the Canadian Physiotherapy Clinical Specialty Program?



A clinical specialist in physiotherapy practices at an advanced level in a particular area of specialty.

The CPA Clinical Specialty program certifies physiotherapists who have focused their careers and can demonstrate advanced clinical competence, leadership, continuing professional development, and involvement in research in a specific area of practice.

This self-directed program consists of a written portfolio submission and an oral presentation that is assessed by a panel of peers. The components of the program allow candidates to demonstrate their professional competencies and development as a clinical specialist.

The program is targeted to candidates who have a minimum of five years of full-time applied clinical experience and a minimum of 300 clinical contact hours per year for the past five years in the clinical specialty area.

In this self-directed program you have the advantage of
setting your own pace of involvement in the specialization process.

The 4 Program requirements:
1. Advanced clinical competence (5years in clinical practice, 3 of the 5 years in a specialty area, 300 clinical contact hours yearly)

2. Professional leadership (mentoring, participating in clinical education, volunteer activities etc)

3. Professional development activities (academic courses, clinical supervision of students, conferences e.t.c)

4. Involvement in research (use research to inform and guide practice, apply research findings in practice, contribute to a research project


Fall 2017 program entry deadlines:

Applications due: October 31, 2017
Stage I candidate submission due: November 30, 2017
Stage I results: February 28, 2018
Stage II candidate submission due: April 13, 2018
Stage II Case Based Discussions (oral presentation): Scheduled throughout May 2018
Stage II results: August 31, 2018

Duration
You are given up to 3years to complete stage I and II of the program.

Stage I : Candidates Portfolio
Documentation and CV
Multisource feedback tool
Clinical reflections

Stage II: Case-based discussion
3 clinical cases
90 minute discussion with assessor panel through teleconference

Areas of Specialty
The 9 Specialty areas are:

  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurosciences
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain Sciences
  • Senior's Health
  • Sport
  • Women's Health


Fees for CPA Members:
Application fee: $500 (non-refundable)
Stage I fee: $1200
Stage II fee: $950
Total: $2150

Fees for Non-Members:
Application fee: $500 (non-refundable)
Stage I fee: $2200
Stage II fee: $1300
Total: $3500


 For more information email specialization@physiotherapy.ca
Or visit their website


How to register to work as a physiotherapist in Ireland


As at 30th September 2016 CORU currently regulates physiotherapy as part of 15 health professions.

The Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU has statutory responsibility for the:


  • Establishing and maintaining a Register of members of the profession
  • Assessing, approving and monitoring training courses for the health and social care professions under the Act
  • Establishing the code of professional conduct and ethics and standards of performance to which Physiotherapists must adhere


Physiotherapists with International Qualifications Registration procedure:

If your qualification is gained outside the Republic of Ireland a letter of Recognition/Accreditation must be provided by CORU.

New entrants with international qualifications must also first have their qualification recognised by CORU before they are eligible to apply for registration.

1. Apply for recognition of international qualification

The process usually takes about 4months and costs €410.

If you have already had your professional qualification recognised by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and hold a letter of recognition you do not need to apply for recognition at CORU.

If you require any additional information on applying for registration please contactregistration@coru.ie


2. If English or Irish is not your first language, you are asked to provide one of the following:

I. A copy of a qualification acquired and examined through the medium of English or Irish.

II. A copy of a qualification attesting knowledge in the English or Irish language

III. Evidence of previous professional experience in Ireland or another English speaking country

If you can't provide any of the three above then you will need to pass TOEFL .

3. Complete the online application form



4. Supporting documents for online application:

Application cover page

Certified copy of proof of identity
(Current Passport (Photo page) or
New Irish Driving Licence (issued since 2013)
or Public Services Card (as issued by the Department of
Social and Family Affairs) (copy front and back of the card)

Certified copy of evidence of any change of name if applicable

Certified copy of qualification certificate(s) if applicable

Completed and signed eVetting Invitation Form (NVB1) and subsequent online eVetting Application Form (NVB2).

Certified copy of certificate(s) of Criminal Clearance for each country outside of Ireland where you lived for one year and one day or longer from the age of 18 years

2 passport size photographs signed on back

Stamped and signed proof of professional practice form

Additional information in support of your application if applicable If relevant
Statutory declaration signed under oath

Evidence of competence in English or Irish language (if
applicable)

Application fee for registration is €100.

CORU website www.CORU.ie

If you want to work with a health recruiting agency that can help with physiotherapy job placements in Ireland you can contact ateam Health Recruitment if they meet your needs.


Need Help from a recruiting agency to work as a Physiotherapist in the UK?


If you're thinking of working as a physiotherapist in the UK and don't know how to start the HCPC process, this information may be helpful to you.

Many recruiting agencies based in the UK don't seem to focus on foreign trained physiotherapists, so that can also make job searching complicated for some.

I found this human resource consultants, Fish Consultores, who are health staff recruiters with links in the UK. They are based in Portugal, though, which can be an advantage to you if you are a physical therapist in the EU.
If you do not live or work in the EU, however, that doesn't stop you from giving them a try.

They say they have a set of protocols and partnerships with employers and British institutions and already have several cases of success in placing professionals in the English labor market.


If you are interested you can send them your CV at jobs@fishconsultores.pt

Or check their website

Award-winning WCPT Congress arrives in Cape Town



The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) brings its biennial congress to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 2nd to 4th of July.

The award-winning congress is taking place in Africa for the first time and will welcome more than 2,000 physical therapists from 100 countries to Cape Town.

The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) is hosting the event and guarantees a warm and friendly welcome to all, supported by nearly 200 volunteers, principally physiotherapy students from Western Cape universities and SASP members. The Physiotherapy Department at the University of Stellenbosch is also hosting the pre- and post-congress courses.


A WCPT Congress is where the world of physical therapy meets to share the latest research and practice advances, to debate hot topics and professional issues, to network and to learn from experiences across diverse settings around the world.


Alongside the scientific and educational programme a lively exhibition hall includes industry-wide support from a comprehensive selection of global and local companies.


The programme promises to engage delegates and speakers through a variety of session formats and learning styles. The Indaba, a new innovative meeting and inspiration zone, takes its lead from the traditions of meetings in South Africa and features, and includes among other things, a programme looking at global solutions for local problems.


Every day physical therapists make life-changing contributions to patient care and service delivery, as well as important contributions to health promotion and wellbeing. The WCPT Congress showcases the best in physical therapy research and practice to push the profession forward, which delivers direct economic and societal benefits.


WCPT and SASP are ensuring that the congress creates a lasting legacy, with a number of outreach activities. Fundraising has enabled 19 delegates from low resource countries to benefit from a bursary programme and attend the congress. SASP has collaborated with the WoW! (WesternCape on Wellness) initiative through health promotion activities out on the streets, and held a Brain Break Movement competition for primary schools to get children physically active.


WCPT and SASP have also partnered with the Shoes2Move!campaign, aiming to raise much-needed funds to buy new exercise shoes and engage people in community exercise sessions.  Delegates and exhibitors will be encouraged to donate towards the campaign.

For further information (WCPT) please contact: Kiran Acharya,kacharya@wcpt.org, +44 7534904190

For further information (SASP) please contact: Magda Fourie,profliaison.consultant@saphysio.co.za, +27 833025365

Why are physical therapists not appropriately recognized in Healthcare?


It is still very shocking to see that physiotherapists are still not appropriately recognized for the role they play in the healthcare sector.

Someone should please wake me up! Who talks about back pain without a mention of physiotherapy? How long will physical therapists continue to fight for recognition and relevance when their roles are clearly defined?

Heidi Jannenga, cofounder of WebPT, shares her experience at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition which took place in Orlando, Florida. Here is an excerpt:

"it was extremely disappointing—more like maddening, actually—to sit through an entire presentation on low back pain without hearing a single mention of physical therapy. 

This discussion specifically delved into the role interoperability plays in ensuring patients achieve optimal outcomes. Sure, several speakers from hospitals and other large health organizations talked about using some of the sameoutcome measurement tools (e.g., the Oswestry Low Back Pain Questionnaire and Neck Disability Index) that PTs use every day. But PTs—and our hands-on, non-invasive, patient-centric approach—were left out of the equation completely. 

And that’s not okay—not only because it means we, as a profession, are nowhere near achieving the level of respect and recognition we deserve in the greater healthcare community, but also because it means there are thousands of low back pain patients out there who are paying way too much for dangerous treatments (e.g., surgery and prescription painkillers) that could actually threaten their long-term health and wellbeing.

Physical therapists should’ve been at the forefront of this conversation. After all, low back pain is one of our most-seen diagnoses. 

Even more disheartening: After raising my hand and questioning the speaker’s glaring omission of physical therapy in his presentation, he paused, scratched his head, and said, “That’s a really good point—I’m not sure why or how we would get PTs involved.” 

Talk about a huge slap in the face to our entire profession. PT wasn’t even on his radar—and that should be a major wake-up call for all of us."


How has physiotherapy fared in the healthcare sector in your own country or city? Are you still fighting for relevance trying to convince other members of the team on why physiotherapy should be recommended?

Let me know your thoughts.


Temporary Travel Jobs for Physiotherapists


If you are looking for locum, temporary or travel jobs as a health professional, that may not be a bad idea.

Physiotherapists looking for travel jobs in the US can look at an average pay of between $42- $47 per hour. Job durations can range from 4 - 13 weeks or more or less, depending on the employer.

Med Travelers is the industry leader in allied travel healthcare staffing, matching qualified allied clinicians and healthcare professionals with thousands of temporary, travel and local assignments, as well as permanent allied career opportunities, all throughout the United States.

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Changes in Australian Citizenship Requirements



Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 has been introduced to Parliament, but has not yet passed and may be subject to further amendments before it comes into effect.

The Bill indicates following changes will be effective for any applications for citizenship lodged on or after 20 April 2017:

General Residence Requirement

The new general residence requirement for citizenship by conferral has been set out in the Bill and is as follows:

You must in general have been present in Australia for a period of 4 years as a permanent resident (this is referred to as the "Residency Period")

You must not have been unlawful at any stage during the 4 yearsIf you depart Australia during the 4 years

the total period spent outside Australia must be less than 365 days, and you must maintain your permanent residence during this time

This is in line with expectations based on the announcement of 20 April and effectively means that you must hold your permanent visa for 4 years, rather than 12 months which was previously the case.

New Zealand Citizens and the Residency Requirement

New Zealand Citizens meeting certain criteria will not need to meet the new general residence requirement, but instead can apply under the previous arrangements where up to 3 years of time spent in Australia on a temporary visa can count towards the residence requirement.


English Requirement

The Bill indicates that you will need to demonstrate Competent English - this would require at least 6 in each band of IELTS or equivalent.

Evidence of Competent English would need to be provided at lodgement for all applicants aged 16 years or over. Failure to provide this would result in the application being considered invalid.

The Explanatory Statement indicates that test results up to 3 years old can be used.

The Bill mentions that exemptions may be set out in a legislative instrument - 

Passport holders of the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or NZSpecified English language studies at a recognised Australian education provider
Applicants with a permanent or enduring physical or mental incapacity
Applicants aged 60 or over
Applicants with hearing, speech or sight impairment

Pledge of Allegiance

The previous Pledge of Commitment will be renamed as the Pledge of Allegiance. To become a citizen, the Pledge of Allegiance is required for citizenship by conferral for all applicants aged 16 or over.

This will also apply to the following ways of acquiring citizenship which currently do not require a Pledge of Commitment:

Citizenship by Descent - children born overseas to Australian citizen parents

Adopted children (Hague Convention or bilateral agreement)People resuming Australian Citizenship

Children born to a former Australian citizen

People obtaining citizenship due to being stateless or born in Papua during certain periods of time

Automatic Acquisition of Citizenship by Children Born in Australia on 10th Birthday

Currently, children born in Australia and who are usually resident in Australia acquire Australian citizenship by operation of law on their 10th birthday.

The Bill introduces significant limitations on this, and the child will be ineligible for citizenship in the following circumstances:

Children who are unlawful at any stage
Children who depart Australia and do not have a visa to return to Australia
If the child's parent becomes unlawful prior to the birth of the child
If the child's parent has diplomatic status in Australia

Strengthened Character Requirements

The Bill gives the Minister more power to do the following where there are character concerns:
Refuse Citizenship applications
Delay processing of citizenship applications by deferring the date for the Pledge of Allegiance - this delay could be up to 2 years
Cancelling approval of citizenship prior to the Pledge of Allegiance being taken

Cancelling approval after the Pledge of Allegiance
Children under 18 will now need to meet the character requirement. Children 16 years or over will need to undergo police checks. Where there are known issues, Immigration may look into character for applicants aged under 16 years as well.

A citizenship application cannot be approved where a person is:

Subject to pending proceedings for an offence
Serving a term in prison
On parole
Confined in a mental health facility by court order
Subject to home detention or residential program for mental health or drug rehabilitation
A 2-year bar eligibility bar for Australian citizenship applies after serving a serious prison term or 10 years for repeat offenders.

The Minister has the power to personally make a decision on character grounds which is non-reviewable, and the substitute a decision in favour of applicants at the AAT on character grounds.

2-Year Bar where Citizenship Refused

A 2-year bar can apply where a citizenship application is refused on grounds other than meeting the residence requirement. If your applications is refused for instance on character grounds, you will not be able to apply again for a period of 2 years.

Revocation of Australian Citizenship for Fraud or Misrepresentation

Where incorrect information is provided, this can result revocation of Australian citizenship. This can relate to:
The application for Australian citizenship
Entry to Australia - presumably this might include information on incoming passenger cards
Previous visa applications
The fraud or misrepresentation may have been done by a third party, and includes concealing relevant information. Any fraud or misrepresentation which has occurred up to 10 years prior to the revocation can be considered.

Conclusion

Whilst the Citizenship legislation still needs to pass Parliament to come into effect, the release of the Bill makes the Government's intentions much clearer.

Source: Acacia immigration

Making Physical Activity a Pediatric Vital Sign


Massachusetts Sports Medicine Physician Awarded 2017 ACSM-AMSSM Clinical Research Grant

Press Release:

Andrea Stracciolini, M.D., FACSM, is the 2017 recipient of the American College of Sports Medicine-American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Foundation Clinical Research Grant for her research titled, “The Pediatric Physical Activity Vital Sign: Screening Children for Exercise Deficit Disorder.”

In its fifth year, this collaborative project between ACSM and AMSSM funds a single research award of $20,000.

“Receiving this award from esteemed members of ACSM and AMSSM highlights the national recognition of the dire need to focus health care on prevention of disease— in this case, childhood physical inactivity and the associated adverse health consequences,” said Dr. Stracciolini. “Exercise Deficit Disorder (EDD) is a condition characterized by reduced levels of regular physical activity in children resulting in undeveloped physical literacy. Funding for this study will support the development of a pediatric physical activity vital sign, with the goal of early detection of childhood physical inactivity and treatment with intervention to improve physical literacy and promote long-term physical activity throughout the life span.”

Dr. Stracciolini added: “If validated, the physical activity vital sign will facilitate the detection of poor physical literacy in children by health care practitioners. This model promotes and encourages effective execution of the Exercise is Medicine® initiative and is directly aligned with advocacy efforts of ACSM and AMSSM.

Included within the grant, will be funds earmarked to help will support enhancing Dr. Stracciolini’s data analysis research skills by providing funding to attend two educational opportunities.

 “Many children are not meeting recommendations for physical activity, and declines in physical activity begin at around six years of age. There is a need to raise awareness of this lack of physical activity. The grant by Dr. Stracciolini seeks to develop a clinically useful, sensitive and specific Physical Activity Vital Sign to screen children using a brief questionnaire,” said ACSM and AMSSM member Steven Stovitz, M.D., FACSM, who chaired the joint organization review committee. “The grant committee, composed of members from both ACSM and AMSSM, felt that this proposal will assist clinicians to recognize children who are insufficiently active. Ultimately, this may assist efforts to increase physical activity in children and improve our nation's health.”

Dr. Stracciolini is a full-time attending physician in primary care sports medicine and the director of dance medicine at the Boston Children's Hospital. She also serves as an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Throughout her career as a pediatric emergency medicine and primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. Stracciolini has strived to make teaching a priority, while providing comprehensive clinical care to all of her patients. She has been able to further her career academically and clinicall, with a special focus on sports and dance injury prevention, exercise promotion in children and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Lecturing internationally, nationally and regionally has been a priority throughout her career.

Teaching others what she has learned from leaders in the field of sports medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital is a critical and inherent part of her academic career. her work with pediatric exercise science specialists has been pivotal to her career development. Dr. Stracciolini’s goal is to promote the early diagnosis and treatment of children who are exercise deficient and tourther her research on exercise promotion and injury prevention in young children.She will continue to strive to learn and build skills in new and exciting ways and educate those in her path.

The primary purpose of the ACSM-AMSSMF Clinical Research Grant Award is to foster original scientific investigations with a strong clinical focus among physician members of ACSM and AMSSM. A secondary intent of the grant program is to foster the development of the principal investigator’s research education by requiring that a portion of the funds to be applied to meet this goal. The review committee sought research proposals that investigate research questions within the broad discipline of sports medicine. The criteria required proposals to be led by physicians who are members of both ACSM and AMSSM.


PT Live Online Review Course



The live NPTE Mastermind Online Review Course is an innovative and fun review course helping Physical Therapists pass the board exam to practice in the US.

Founded by Will Crane DPT, PT Final Exam has become a one-stop-shop for your exam preparation.

Included in the course are:


  • 1 FREE practice examination
  • 8-week INTENSE study course
  • Over 25 Webinars reviewing key NPTE material
  • Covers the ENTIRE content outline of the NPTE
  • Access to recordings of the study sessions
  • IN DEPTH discussions and study guides
  • COMPREHENSIVE and MENTORED review
  • COACHING available via email, phone, or skype as needed
  • DETAILED discussion of sample test questions
  • Access to recorded study sessions 24/7
  • On-demand video library of a multitude of PT topics
  • Searchable database of relevant student questions
  • Weekly assignments guide you through the entire FSBPT content outline


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