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ABPTRFE appoints six to eight members representative of the programs accredited to the standards committee to serve three-year terms.

The Standards Committee is responsible for annually reviewing suggestions received by internal and external stakeholders on the adequacy of implemented policies, procedures, and standards. The Standards Committee review this feedback and submit proposed revisions to ABPTRFE for consideration.

Committee Members

Gary Schindler, PT, DPT, ATC 
University of North Dakota
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/22

Misty Seidenburg, PT, DPT
Upstream Rehab Institute
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/22

Maria DAmore, PT
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/23

John Heick, PT, DPT, PhD
Northern Arizona University
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic, Orthopaedic, and Sports Physical Therapy
Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/23

Salem Yasser, PT MAPT, MS, PhD
Hofstra University
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/24

Debra Ness, PT, DScPT
Mayo Clinic
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Term: 1/1/22 to 12/31/24