Inteleos announces that its council, the Alliance for Physician Certifications and Advancement (APCA), has partnered with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

The four organizations have developed a pathway to ensure that APTA’s physical therapist members can receive ultrasound training through AIUM and are provided the opportunity to earn the Registered in Musculoskeletal (RMSK) sonography certification from APCA.

The combined effort will not only help bridge the gap for physical therapists in their pursuit of individual competency, but it will also bolster practice accreditation. By successfully completing the training and certification, physical therapists improve their practice’s eligibility for AIUM practice accreditation, which can impact insurance preference and establish credibility for patients.

“APCA’s primary goal is to raise the global standards for medical imaging through certification. We are continually identifying new areas of practice which would benefit from our assessment programs.

“Physical therapists, occupational therapists and others that use MSK ultrasound can greatly benefit from certification and are a key part of our long-term mission to promote excellent patient care through the highest standards of assessments and certification in medical imaging.”

— Todd Stitik, MD, Chair of the RMSK Assessment Committee

[Source(s): Inteleos, PR Newswire]

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