2019 APTA Federal Advocacy Forum – “Day on the Hill”

Last week,  the APTA Federal Forum in Washington D.C. took place to advocate for important topics to physical therapists. The Forum brought together APTA members, speakers from the field, and stakeholders on the discussion of regulatory affairs and federal priorities that impact the physical therapy profession and its patients, as well as on learning about new information that … Continue reading 2019 APTA Federal Advocacy Forum – “Day on the Hill”

How to Rock a CSM Conference

Name: Grace-Marie Vega Undergrad: Arizona State University Hometown: Placentia, CA Fun Fact: I take pub trivia very seriously! CSM, or the Combined Sections Meeting of APTA, is a 4-day national conference held annually,  attracting thousands of students, practitioners, and researchers in the physical therapy field. These are some things I learned from CSM 2018 in New … Continue reading How to Rock a CSM Conference

Dry Needling…Not a Type of Craft that Your Grandmother Does

Name: Katherine Koch Undergrad: The Ohio State University Hometown: Cleveland, OH Fun Fact: Last summer, I climbed six 14ers Dry needling: not a type of craft that your grandmother does. This type of treatment uses thin filiform needles inserted by a physical therapist into myofascial trigger points, or a tight band of muscle that might be … Continue reading Dry Needling…Not a Type of Craft that Your Grandmother Does

What is it like to be in the military and PT school?

Name: Zach Taillie, Class of 2018 Hometown: Phoenix, NY Undergrad: SUNY Cortland Fun Fact: I've been in the Air Force for 6 years. You may not believe this, but NASCAR Technical Institute is a bit of a dead-end school.  You read that right—there is a school completely dedicated to folks who want to learn about race car maintenance and … Continue reading What is it like to be in the military and PT school?

Physical Therapy Classification and Payment System: a Discussion with Lindsay Still

  My name is Katie Baratta and I just graduated from the Regis University School of Physical Therapy. I had the opportunity to spend two weeks at the APTA doing a student internship. I was able to talk to many different members of the APTA, attend the Federal Advocacy Forum, and learn more about what … Continue reading Physical Therapy Classification and Payment System: a Discussion with Lindsay Still

From Practicing Clinician to APTA Employee: an Interview with Anne Reicherter

My name is Katie Baratta and I just graduated from the Regis University School of Physical Therapy. I had the opportunity to spend two weeks at the APTA doing a student internship. I was able to talk to many different members of the APTA, attend the Federal Advocacy Forum, and learn more about what the … Continue reading From Practicing Clinician to APTA Employee: an Interview with Anne Reicherter

Direct Access: Insight into Some of the Barriers and Current Initiatives

My name is Katie Baratta and I just graduated from the Regis University School of Physical Therapy. I had the opportunity to spend two weeks at the APTA doing a student internship. I was able to talk to many different members of the APTA, attend the Federal Advocacy Forum, and learn more about what the … Continue reading Direct Access: Insight into Some of the Barriers and Current Initiatives

Federal Advocacy Forum: Regis DPT Student Katie Baratta Visits The Hill

The APTA Federal Advocacy Forum is a national conference for APTA members across the country to convene in DC.   Its purpose? To educate members of Congress on the role of physical therapy in our communities, with the specific goal of gaining their support for the various legislative initiatives* that are currently being debated in Congress. A … Continue reading Federal Advocacy Forum: Regis DPT Student Katie Baratta Visits The Hill

APTA Tuesday: Interview with a Lobbyist

Learn more about the APTA and lobbying! Katie interviewed Michael Hurlbut, a lobbyist for the APTA. Michael's Background Michael Hurlbut worked for several years on Capital Hill before he came to us at the American Physical Therapy Association in 2009 as a full-time Congressional Affairs Specialist. He previously worked as a staff assistant/systems administrator for Representative Jerrold Nadler … Continue reading APTA Tuesday: Interview with a Lobbyist