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Last Updated on December 13, 2022 by

RMSK for Physical Therapists

Educational Opportunity for Physical Therapists Wanting to Earn The Registered in Musculoskeletal® (RMSK®) Sonography Certification

APCA, The American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), and The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are working together to grow the use of diagnostic ultrasound in physical therapist practices by encouraging education and formal certification. Physical Therapists that earn RMSK certification find the opportunity for:

  • Validation of expertise with colleagues, employers and others
  • Strengthened position for  reimbursement of diagnostic ultrasound
  • Improved patient care and safety

Educational Resources from AIUM:

Please visit AIUM’s online learning link that is especially curated towards MSK ultrasound education. “AIUM Content Preparatory for RMSK” contains descriptions of resources available from AIUM consistent with the prerequisites for earning RMSK certification. Additional information is available at the AIUM website.

Endorsement of Alliance from APTA:

APTA gives their members an overview and endorsement of its organizational alliance with APCA and AIUM on their Orthopaedic website – outlining the agreement and key benefits for Physical Therapists from the membership organization’s perspective.

Complete Information About Applying for the MSK Examination and Earning the RMSK Certification

For the details on how to apply for and take the MSK examination, visit our comprehensive informational page with all the important details including dates, eligibility requirements and the content outline.

The Inteleos (APCA’s parent organization), APTA and AIUM Agreement:

The American Physical Therapy Association, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and Inteleos are committed to a collaborative effort to support the education, performance, certification, and accreditation of physical therapists and their practices in the field of musculoskeletal ultrasound. A structured pathway of education and training will provide physical therapists with quality opportunities to advance their proficiency. By successfully completing the pathway, they can earn the Registered in Musculoskeletal (RMSK) sonography certification and improve their practice’s eligibility for AIUM practice accreditation. The combined effort of APTA, AIUM, and Inteleos will help bridge the gap for physical therapists in their pursuit of individual competency and practice accreditation.”

Visit the RMSK Certification page.ALLIANCE FOR PHYSICIAN CERTIFICATION & ADVANCEMENT1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852-1402P (240) 386-1738 | T (800) 943-1709 | F (301) 424-2095

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