Objectives of this Section

  • Provide a communication system for physical therapists in the Federal government through professional meetings and periodic publications.
  • Make recommendations regarding policies that affect the physical therapy profession in the Federal government.
  • Stimulate a greater participation in the Association by physical therapists in the Federal government.
  • Provide opportunities for interchange of information and thereby improve treatment of patients in the Federal government facilities.
  • Provide continuing education programs to help improve the quality of health care in the Federal government.
  • Provide a mechanism for more active involvement in research for physical therapists in the Federal government.
  • Define a system of regions to facilitate transfer of information, communication and feedback between stations.
  • Establish a mechanism for communication of section needs and goals to the United States military, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Public Health Service Affairs Central Office and the Office of Personnel Management.
  • Unify interpretation of federal regulations at the station level, maintaining high quality of care standards throughout the medical facilities of the Federal Government.