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#THIRDTHURSDAY: #ChoosePT - First: Overcoming Barriers to PT Access to Help Fight the Opioid Crisis
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Attend IPTA's Monthly Open House Event! The #THIRDTHURSDAY of Every Month!

When: Thursday, November 16th
Networking begins at 5:30 pm, Programs starts at 6:15 pm
Where: IPTA Chapter Office
905 N. Main Street
Naperville, Illinois  60563
United States
Presenter: Colleen Flannery, IPTA Executive Director
Contact: Sharon Meyerhoff

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#THIRDTHURSDAY: #ChoosePT - First: Overcoming Barriers to Physical Therapy Access to Help Fight the Opioid Crisis in Illinois.


We invite you to join us from 5:30 - 8 pm on Thursday, November 16th as Colleen Flannery, IPTA Executive Director shares her knowledge and expertise on "#ChoosePT - First: Overcoming Barriers to Physical Therapy Access to Help Fight the Opioid Crisis in Illinois ".

Despite extensive efforts to raise awareness and address the human toll of the opioid epidemic, Illinois citizens continue to be prescribed and to abuse opioids at alarming rates. 

The IPTA is making a valiant effort to help fight the opioid epidemic by improving access to physical therapy here in Illinois, protect patient rights to choose treatment and providers, all while improving the quality and affordability of healthcare for your patients! 

Colleen’s presentation will focus on the IPTA’s aggressive legislative agenda on gaining unrestricted direct access here in Illinois.


Please note that this presentation WILL NOT be recorded for our #THIRDTHURSDAY Virtual Library. Please make prior arrangements to attend via in person or zoom on November 16th. 


What to expect: 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify current limitations within the Illinois PT Practice Act that impede access to physical therapy.
  • Understand how high copays serve as a barrier to access to physical therapy.
  • Understand Implications of non-physical therapy utilizing terms protected under the Illinois Physical Therapy Act.


About the Speaker

For the past 10 years, Colleen Flannery has served as the Executive Director for the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. In her role she works with legislators and other stakeholders in advancing and protecting physical therapy practice in Illinois. Colleen works to help the association achieve its vision of “Revitalizing society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience”.


Can't attend in person?

This presentation will be available live at the Chapter Office or virtually via Zoom. If attending virtually, please indicate when you RSVP. 

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities. Plan to sign in at 6:00 pm and enter your name when prompted.

Follow the directions below and be ready for the program to begin at 6:15pm.

You will have to download the free zoom platform to your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android to utilize its capabilities. 

Topic: #THIRDTHURSDAY: #ChoosePT - First, Overcoming Barriers to Physical Therapy Access
Time: Nov 16, 2017 6:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 463 413 1429

We would love to see you! Come and join us at the Chapter Office in Naperville for a night of networking, professional development, and discussions with other physical therapy professionals.
Reserve your spot today!

Parking is available along Main St. (East of the building)

Remember, anyone is invited to attend #THIRDTHURSDAY events — members, colleagues, and students — so invite your friends!


Note to Nonmembers:  The IPTA welcome you to register and attend any of our upcoming #THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research educational programming! One of the many benefits of IPTA membership is the opportunity to receive quality FREE CE (Continuing Education) hosted by the Association throughout the year. In free CE opportunities alone, your APTA/IPTA membership can pay for itself! Do the math – we welcome you to explore the various benefits of IPTA membership by clicking here. You too can be a part of your professional association, click here to join!


Effective beginning 2016, the IPTA will only award nonmembers CE certificates for participation during their first TWO free CE events (#THIRDTHURSDAY or Spotlight on Research).

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On the third Thursday of every month, the IPTA invites you to stop by the Chapter Office for our open house events.

#THIRDTHURSDAY events provide a great opportunity for members and nonmembers in the community to meet, network, and hang out. 


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