The Practice and Research Committee assist the membership in understanding, complying with, and utilizing the PA Physical Therapy Practice Act and serves as a resource for research activities, processes, and education for the membership.

The committee does this by assisting the membership in understanding, complying with, and utilizing the Physical Therapy Practice Act. Also, the committee serves as a resource to the board of directors and the membership in providing assistance to support best clinical practice within the state of Pennsylvania. We are made up of committee members chosen by the board of a directors with a chair appointed with representation from members across the PPTA.
The PPTA Practice Committee is pleased to announce a new benefit of membership! A clinical expert resource list has been developed to help field clinical practice questions from our members. A talented and experienced group of our Pennsylvania PT and PTA colleagues have volunteered to serve the membership in this capacity. 

As APTA members, we have many resources via section list serves and message boards.  However, this expert group will give PPTA members a group of local experts who are most familiar with clinical practice in the state of Pennsylvania. 

We have gathered experts from a variety of settings and specialty areas. If you have a clinical practice related question, please contact the Practice and Research Committee Chair, Kathy Brown at brownk@upmc.edu , and your question will be forwarded to the appropriate resource person by the committee.  The practice Committee may, at times, post questions and responses on the web site or in the newsletter when a topic seems particularly relevant or has been asked multiple times.  The questioner's identity would not be revealed in such a format. 

The Practice And REsearch Committee


Kara Kobal
Westcentral District Director
Chair of the Practice & Research Committee
Term: 1/1/17-12/31/19



kkobal@francis.edu

Committee Members

Claire Child
lifeofclaire@gmail.com

Brooke Klatt
bnk12@pitt.edu

Cheryl West
twestpt@gmail.com

Sean Sebeck
sean.sebeck@gmail.com

Mark Drnach
drnach@wju.edu