Wound Management Special Interest Group (WMSIG)

The Wound Management Special Interest Group (WMSIG) of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management (ACEWM), as described in our bylaws, provides a forum where individuals interested in wound management may meet, confer, and promote patient care through education, clinical practice and research, as well as multi-disciplinary dissemination of PT-based knowledge.

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Helpful Resources

The Role of Physical Therapists in Wound Management: An Update

The purpose of this report is to educate patients, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, payors and coders, legislators, and the general community regarding the very important role physical therapists have in the area of wound management. While entry-level physical therapists receive a good foundation for practicing in the area of wound management, many therapists spend hundreds of hours in mentored on-the-job clinical training, self-study, and post-graduate professional continuing education in order to advance their wound management knowledge and skill. Many physical therapists achieve board certified specialization in the area of wound management as a mechanism of documenting their high level of training.

Active Wound Care Management FAQ Document

Thank you to APTA staff and Harriett Loehne for creating a helpful document addressing coding and documentation questions related to Active Wound Care Management.  You can download the document to the right.  Additional coding and billing resources may be found on the APTA website here: http://www.apta.org/Payment/CodingBilling/.

Functional Limitation Reporting Guidance

  • Click here to download the Guide “Appropriate Reporting of G-Codes & C-Modifiers by Therapists Who Treat Chronic Wounds
    Appropriate Reporting of G codes and C codes”
  • Download the Wound and Integumentary Functional Limitations recommendations to the right

Success Story

Here’s an inspiring story from inMotion’s Fall 2016 magazine about a patient with necrotizing fasciitis who, thanks to the incredible work of a medical team that included wound management physical therapists, kept his leg and life.  inMotion is the official publication of the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.  Click the button to the right to download the magazine and view the article on pages 16-19.

Wound Management News

Chicagoland PT/PTA Wound Management Meet and Greet

As you may have seen advertised in previous postings, the Chicagoland area had its first PT/PTA meet and greet coordinated by the Academy/WMSIG.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not on our side and some were unable to attend.  But, the group that gathered was small...

PT Gathering at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC)

The ACEWM and WMSIG was pleased to coordinate a PT Gathering at SAWC Spring 2017 in San Diego, CA on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  More than 25 PTs enjoyed Dutch Treat food, fun, and fellowship at the Social Tap, a “high end sports bar”, not far from the Convention...

Wound Management Clinical Specialty Update

The WMCS Task Force has hired a consultant, Jeannie Bryan Coe, PT, DPT, PhD, to assist us with our resubmission to ABPTS for our Petition for a Clinical Specialty in Wound Management. After a meeting at CSM 2016 with the task force members, Dr. Coe, APTA staff, and...

Integumentary/Wound Management Curriculum Recommendations Updated

The Academy is happy to announce completion of the 2014 updates to the APTA ACEWM Wound Recommendations July 2014 Updates.  Originally approved by APTA in late 2007, the 2014 revisions were completed and accepted by APTA on July 17th. This document was primarily...

New WMSIG Research Chair

The WMSIG would like to thank Glenn Irion for his service as the WMSIG Research Chair.  Glenn has helped the SIG by assisting with the posterior presentations at CSM and continues to be active with the Wound Specialization Task Force. With Glenn’s exit from this...