Component Profile

APTA Acute Care

PT Members: 3,386
PTA Members: 210
Student Members: 353
Total Members: 3,949
(as of 08/31/2020)


Contact Details
Margaret Pearl
2400 Ardmore Blvd., Suite 302
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Phone: (412) 727-1736 x 106
Email: acute@acutept.org
Bridge the Gap: Using Simulation to Advance Acute Care Physical Therapy
11/05/2020 - 11/08/2020


Contact: Margaret Pearl

Leadership and Groups


Sharon Lynn Gorman, PT, DPTSc


Jennifer Marie Ryan, PT, DPT, MS


Lori Lewis Pearlmutter, PT, MPH


Edward Robert Mathis, PT, DPT

Board Liaison

Deirdre Daley, PT, DPT

Program Chair

Enjeen Lee Woolford, PTA

Program Chair

Jonathan Martin Wood, PT, DPT


  • Bylaws
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Finance
  • JACPT Editorial Board
  • Membership
  • Nominating (elected)
  • Practice
  • Productivity/Value Task Force
  • PT Minimum Skills Task Force
  • PTA Minimal Skills Task Force
  • PTNow Portal Task Force
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Residency Fellowships Task Force
  • Subject Matter Expert Task Force

Special Interest Groups

  • Total Joint Replacement

  • A link to APTA BoD via Section President
  • Career Center
  • Critical EdgEmail e-newsletter
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Focus groups allowing networking across sections include PT in ED, PT in ICU, and Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy (JACPT)
  • Networking opportunities with clinicians via the AcutePT listserv and Total Joint Replacement listserv
  • Open call for manuscript submissions to JACPT
  • Opportunities to represent the Section via recommendation for appointment to APTA advisory panels, committees, task forces
  • Practice Resources
  • Recognition via Section awards • Lecture Award • Mary Sinnott Award for Clinical Excellence in Acute Care • James Dunleavy Distinguished Service Award • Fellowship Award
  • Resource Guides, including Lab Values Interpretation Resources

Accredited Schools

Directory of PT Accredited Schools

How Your Section Works

Each section is governed by an elected board of directors, all of whom are available to discuss issues affecting the association and the physical therapy profession. In addition to the Board of Directors, section members participate in committee and task force activities. The actions taken by the Board, committees and task forces are member-directed. The section president is responsible for governing and directing all section activities. The section delegate participates in the House of Delegates, which is the highest decision-making body of the association, and makes decisions on issues that frequently have far-reaching implications for the association and the profession. To reach the president, the section delegate, or other section officers, contact the section office listed above.