The PPTA Neurology Special Interest Group is a state-wide volunteer organization that brings together any member of the Pennsylvania Chapter (PTs and PTAs) in good standing who share an interest in the evidence-based care of the neurologic population.

Benefits of membership include peer-to-peer networking, providing a forum for education in Neurologic practice, and to identify and promote utilization of standards of competency for practice, research, and education in Neurologic practice.

Membership to the PPTA Neurology Special Interest Group is free. Opt-in to join this SIG today!
Sara Hershberger, PT, DPT, NCS
Chair Neurology SIG
Term: 1/1/16-12/31/18

Carol A. Wamsley, PT, DPT

Board Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist

Vice-Chair Neurology SIG
Term: 1/1/17-12/31/19
Courtney Roca
Courtney Roca PT, DPT

Board –Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS)

Secretary Neurology SIG
Term: 1/1/18-12/31/20

Neurology SIG Award

If  you would like to nominate a candidate please e-mail your nomination to Sara Hershberger PT, DPT, NCS, or Carol Wamsley, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS

The winner will be presented with an award at the PPTA Annual Conference.



Membership is free of charge for members of the PPTA.  In order to join our Neuro SIG for the PPTA, REGISTER HERE

The PPTA Neurology Special Interest Group serves its members by providing information on current neurology programming in the region.

It serves as a resource for networking amongst physical therapists seeking information on treating persons with neurologic dysfunction and providing continuing education in the area of neurologic physical therapy.

The Neurology SIG seeks to provide quality education and information to its members to enable them to provide best practice care to persons with neurologic dysfunction.


2018  Mary Schmidt, PT, DPT, MS, FASIA
2017 David Wert PhD, PT
2016 Anne K. Galgon, PT, PhD

Call for SIG Award Nominees

If you would like to recognize a colleague for excellence in acute care, geriatrics, pediatrics, neurology, or private practice, please click on this link to submit a letter of nomination

 The awards for each SIG recognize a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant that is a member of APTA/PPTA and has made meaningful contributions to physical therapy at the individual, Chapter, or National level in the practice area supported by the SIG.  The contributions can be in any of the following areas: 

  • Excellence in patient care or clinical practice
  • Excellence in education or research
  • Community advocacy

Neurology SIG Newsletter

Continuing Education