MoveForwardPT.com is the official consumer information website of the American Physical Therapy Association.
MoveForwardPT.com Editorial Board
The MoveForwardPT.com Editorial Board is comprised of physical therapist members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Board members review and/or author resources for the site while striving to provide the most current, relevant, evidence-based information about the physical therapist's role in the treatment of various conditions in language that's easy to understand. Board members are selected based on a national call for applicants.
Andrea Avruskin, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT, CKTP, is the clinical director at Pima Medical Institute, physical therapist assistant program. She specializes in sports and performing arts therapy. She has provided backstage physical therapy services for Las Vegas shows, including Cirque du Soleil's "O" and "Mystere," Disney's "The Lion King," "Le Reve," as well as national tours of "So You Think You Can Dance," Kellog's "Tour of Olympic Champions," "Memphis," "Anything Goes", "Nunsense", and "Book of Mormon" at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Andrea holds a doctor of physical therapy degree from Creighton University.
Joseph Brence, PT, DPT, COMT, DAC, is a physical therapist and clinical researcher who treats a wide range of painful conditions, including complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. He is currently involved in a wide range of clinical research projects involving understanding the neuromatrix, and determining how it applies to physical therapy. Joseph is the vice president of operations for NxtGen Institute of Physical Therapy, manages the blog Forward Thinking PT, and writes monthly research reviews for SportEx Medicine.
Physical therapists interested in assisting the board in its work or becoming a member of the board should contact Katie Kissal, senior web content specialist for MoveForwardPT.com.