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#ChoosePT Day in Springfield February 7, 2018

Tuesday, December 12, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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Mark Your Calendars: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

We’re going back! After a very successful #ChoosePT Day back in October, the IPTA has arranged for another visit at the Illinois Capitol to raise awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for the long-term treatment of chronic pain.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 7th and register to attend by visiting this link.

All Physical Therapists, Physical Therapists Assistants, and students are encouraged to join us in Springfield as we educate policymakers about physical therapist's role in improving and restoring mobility in patients' lives - and to discuss our key legislative priorities.

During this time, IPTA will have introduced legislation in both the House and Senate and will need to garner support from both parties.

The day will begin at 9 am with setting up displays about our #ChoosePT – first campaign. Participants will then fan out across the halls of the Capitol visiting with legislators to discuss current barriers impacting the physical therapy profession and the patients its serves.

Lunch will be provided. Transportation to Springfield is on your own; however, carpooling is encouraged.  Use this link to sign up to drive, or to hitch a ride:

In order to make a difference, we need our legislators to understand that "PT" is not a generic term – YOU can help by joining us for one day that could be a game changer for the physical therapy profession in Illinois.



Want to learn more about IPTA's #ChoosePT - First Campaign?

Piggybacking off APTA’s #ChoosePT campaign, we are promoting physical therapy FIRST as a safe, non-addictive alternative for managing pain over addictive opioids.

The IPTA has developed a convenient, easy-to-read brochure that will capture the attention of our elected officials and help educate them on the 5 things they can do to help fight Illinois' opioid epidemic.

Essentially, we are asking legislative to help us with the following:

  1. Remove restrictions in the Illinois Physical Therapy Act that impede access to a physical therapist.
  2. Provide for fair physical co-pays under insurance.
  3. Allow physical therapists to perform to the full extent of their education and training.
  4. Protect patient choice of their physical therapist.
  5. Protect the truth in advertising by enforcing laws that protect physical therapy terms.

This brochure is FREE for IPTA members to download and can even be customized to include your contact information or name of your clinic/practice.



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