The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy® (JOSPT®) publishes scientifically rigorous, clinically relevant content for physical therapists and others in the health care community to advance musculoskeletal and sports-related practice globally. JOSPT features the latest evidence-based research and clinical cases in musculoskeletal health, injury, and rehabilitation, including physical therapy, orthopaedics, sports medicine, and biomechanics.
The official journal of the Orthopaedic Section and the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, JOSPT also has partnerships with orthopaedic, manual therapy and sports organizations in 27 countries and serves institutional subscribers around the world. JOSPT‘s readers regularly rank it first in usefulness to them in their work when comparing it to 14 other journals in the field.
The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy® was first published in the summer of 1979 by the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). JOSPT®‘s launch took place within 10 years of the founding of the Sections. At that time, the combined membership of these Sections approached 5,000.
Today, the Orthopaedic Section and what is now the Sports Physical Therapy Section together number more than 23,000. Initially published as a quarterly journal, JOSPT content is now delivered monthly in print and continuously online to APTA Section members, as well as 11,000 additional subscribers located in the United States and 60 countries around the world. JOSPT is also incorporated as a nonprofit organization, separate from both the Sections and APTA.