APTA Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management

Wound Management Special Interest Group (WMSIG)

Wound Management Special Interest Group


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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 Applications for the  Wound Management Residency are now open!  

LSU Health Shreveport holds the first and currently only physical therapy post professional wound management residency in the country.  The 13 month residency provides advanced clinical management for patients/clients with integumentary conditions through a rigorous didactic program and mentored clinical practice.     Our goal is to prepare physical therapists with the requisite knowledge and skills to provide advanced clinical management for patients/clients with integumentary conditions and all other advanced skills pertaining to wound management.  Residents have the ability to practice within  the allied health faculty practice clinic at LSU Health Shreveport as well as the adjacent level 1 trauma hospital, attend rounds, clinics, conferences and surgical observation.  The Wound Management residency holds a 100% graduation rate as well as a 100% pass rate for the American Board of Wound Management Certified Wound Specialist exam.  

To apply, please visit RF-PTCAS, a centralized application service for post-professional residency and fellowship education programs accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education of the American Physical Therapy Association.  

For more information, please contact Sarah Murnane, PT, DPT, CWS, Wound Management Residency Director  , at smurna@lsuhsc.edu

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/.


APTA’s Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management Guide for Integumentary/Wound Management Content in Professional Physical Therapist Education




Functional Limitation Reporting Guidance

  • Click here to view the Guide “Appropriate Reporting of G-Codes & C-Modifiers by Therapists Who Treat Chronic Wounds"
  • Download the  Wound and Integumentary Functional Limitations recommendations by clicking the download button below


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 below  to download the magazine and view the article on pages 16-19.

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