Cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy specialty practice: determining the current status.

Academic Article


  • Cardiopulmonary physical therapy was the first recognized clinical specialty within physical therapy in 1978. Since that time, clinical practice in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy has changed dramatically. In order to maintain currency in this field, the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties requires that a practice analysis be performed at least every 10 years. This paper reports the process of the most recent practice analysis in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy which led to the 2007 version of the Description of Specialist Practice: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Swisher AK; Sciaky A; Campbell AA; Lowman JD
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  • 11
  • End Page

  • 16
  • Volume

  • 19
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  • 1