The objectives are Specialist Committees are:
- to present the views of Specialist Committee members at National Committee via the Specialist Committee Representative;
- to promote the Association and Paediatric Physiotherapy;
- to provide a forum for clinical networking, peer support and continunig professional development (CPD) through study days, and courses;
- to provide an expert body of skills and knowledge to promote and ensure a national standard of best practice;
- to develop and promote the use of evidence based practice;
- to develop and maintain links with relevant organisations within the field.
The APCP Musculoskeletal Committee is focused on paediatric orthopaedic conditions, rheumatology and hypermobility and supports the work of physiotherapists working in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Musculoskeletal Committee pages
The APCP Neonatal Committee focuses on work with neonates and ex-preterm infants and supports the role of physiotherapists working in neonatal units or in-reaching from the community.
Neonatal Committee pages
The APCP Neurodisability Committee focuses on work with children who have congenital and acquired long-term condtions that are attributed to impairment of the central nervous system, e.g. cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury and supports the role of therapists working with this group of children in specialist units and in the community.
Neurodisability Committee pages
The APCP Neuromuscular Committee focuses on work with children who have acquired and genetic conditions affecting the function of muscles, either directly as a muscle disease or caused by disorders of the peripheral nerves, motor neurones in the spinal cord or the neuromuscular junctions which supply them, e.g. muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy, congenital myopathies, hereditary neuropathies and congential myasthenic syndormes.
The group supports the role of therapists working with this group of children in specialist units and in the community.
Neuromuscular Committee pages
The APCP Paediatric Physiotherapists in Management Support (PPIMS) Committee joined APCP in 2008 - prior to this the group existed as an independent group.
PPIMS aims to support the role of APCP members who lead or manage physiotherapy services for children and young people.
PPIMS Committee pages.
Paediatric Physiotherapists in the Private Sector (PPIPS) Committee
PPIPS aims to support the role of APCP members who work in the private sector - this might include work in private practice, private hospitals, equipment companies, charities and education.
PPIPS Committee pages.
The APCP Respiratory Committee is APCP's focuses on the managment of children with acute and chronic respiratory conditions and supports the role of physiotherapists in both inpatient and community settings.
Respiratory Committee pages.