Visit the Synapse Education Center

Brain Injury SIG

BI SIG Logo

About Us 

The Brain Injury Special Interest Group (BISIG) is one of several special interest groups (SIGs) in the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT). BISIG officers lead initiatives designed to connect members involved in brain injury care. We seek to provide opportunities for knowledge translation, discussion, advocacy, networking and other activities.

Mission

The Brain Injury Special Interest Group (BISIG) provides a forum for APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy members who have a common interest in the promotion of health, wellness, optimal function, and quality of life for individuals with acquired brain injuries.

Communication

  • Provide an avenue for communication among clinicians, educators, and researchers regarding brain injury rehabilitation.
  • Act as a liaison between interested members of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy/APTA and other organizations with interest in brain injury rehabilitation.

Research

  • Facilitate and coordinate brain injury research efforts-identify need, priority, and encourage collaboration across settings.
  • Support efforts to make brain injury databases available to PTs.
  • Facilitate consistency in documentation.

Education 

  • Support the publication of articles and related information regarding brain injury in Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy publications.
  • Support professional education efforts focusing on brain injury.
  • Provide a network for brain injury prevention education.

Legislation 

  • Monitor legislation which have an impact on brain injury survivors or might alter physical therapy service delivery to the survivors.

Officers

Chair

Mary Beth A. Osborne PT, DPT, Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Chair-Elect

Carolyn Tassini PT, DPT, Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Certified Brain Injury Specialist

Vice Chair

Kim Miczak PT, Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Secretary

Allison Miller PT, DPT, Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Nominating Committee Chair 

Dana Lott PT, DPT, Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Nominating Committee Members

Hannah Foster PT, DPT, Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Certified Brain Injury Specialist

Amanda Wu PT, DPT, Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy,  Certified Brain Injury Specialist

Client Logo
Client Logo
Client Logo
Client Logo
Client Logo
Client Logo
Client Logo
Client Logo