The latest in our interview series is with Bill Boissonnault. You’ve probably heard of his name at some point in your careers if you are in the United States. He’s edited or co-edited two fantastic textbooks (the links of which are down below). Also, he has served in many, many roles within the professional organizations of physical therapy. While this conversation is much shorter than our usual, it is not lacking in quality! So, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
From the World Confederation for Physical Therapy: William Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, is Executive Vice President of Professional Affairs, APTA and professor-emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Boissonnault holds multiple adjunct physical therapy faculty positions, and has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to differential diagnosis and medical screening. He is editor of the textbook- Primary Care for the Physical Therapist; Examination and Triage, and past co-editor of Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist. He has multiple journal publications related to differential diagnosis, physical therapist education and patient direct access. His clinical expertise lies in the area of patients with musculoskeletal spinal conditions, and he co-founded on orthopedic physical therapist clinical residency program, serving as curriculum director for 16 years.
Dr. Boissonnault has served as president of the Orthopaedic Section, APTA, and the Foundation for Physical Therapy, Inc. He has received the APTA’s Baethke-Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching and Lucy Blair Service Award, and the Distinguished Educator Award of the Education Section, APTA. He has also been named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA, and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
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