State of Our Profession Over the Decades
It has been a privilege to participate in and experience the growth of physical therapy since those early student experiences. The initial NUSTEP conference 50 years ago was followed in 1990 with II STEP Special Therapeutic Exercise Project, in 2005 with III STEP Symposium on Translating Evidence into Practice, and now the most recent conference held in 2016, IV STEP Prevention, Prediction, Plasticity, and Participation. These last 3 conferences have been jointly sponsored by the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy and the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Our thanks for all the extraordinary efforts given by members of both academies to plan and implement these conferences. The Academies are jointly publishing these proceedings. Our thanks to the authors for their contributions.