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Chief Clinical Consultant for
Physical Rehabilitation Services

Scott Gaustad

CAPT Scott Gaustad

Whiteriver Service Unit
200 Hospital Drive
Whiteriver, AZ 85941

Phone: (928) 338-3648 
Fax: (928) 338-3522

scott.gaustad@ihs.gov

Orthopedics

Four Corners Orthopedic Interest Group
Navajo Area Orthopedic Interest Group - Vision Statement for 2010

Goal #1
Physical therapists will be recognized by consumers and healthcare providers as the autonomous practitioner of choice, providing IHS patients direct access to care within the physical therapy scope of practice.

  1. Monitor physical therapist specialist certification throughout the IHS
  2. Promote specialist certification throughout the IHS

Goal #2
The orthopedic interest group will develop marketing strategies and educational materials targeting communities, providers, colleagues, administrations and academia.

Goal #3
Use standardized documentation and outcome measures to collect information for analysis within a central database.

Functional Outcome Tools and Forms

Evidence of Practice

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