The Board of Directors for JOSPT, the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, in an April editorial named J. Haxby Abbott, DPT, PhD, FNZCP, editor-elect of the publication. Abbott will replace editor Guy G. Simoneau, PT, PhD, ATC, who has helmed the journal since 2002.
Abbott is associate professor in the Dunedin School of Medicine at the University of Otago in New Zealand, where his research focuses on musculoskeletal clinical epidemiology and management of osteoarthritis. He has been a JOSPT associate editor since 2011 and for six years was editor-in-chief of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. He served on the Steering Committee for Physical Therapy from 2007 through 2012, its only non-US member during that period, and as an associate editor for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy from 2007 to 2011.
Abbott will begin working closely with JOSPT on July 1; the January 2016 issue will be the first published under his leadership.