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A Message from Your IPTA President: December 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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A Message from Your IPTA President: December 2019

- Mike Riley, PT
IPTA President (2016 - 2021)
Member since 1973

As the holidays approach, I would like to thank everyone for their time and commitment to the IPTA. Our association has had a great deal of success over the last few years and it would not have happened without the widespread support of our members. For only having 1/3 of the licensed professionals participating in the association our voice has been heard and the results of our efforts have been colossal.

Our office is envied by many other associations that have much greater revenue and resources. Those of us that work closely with our office personnel on a regular basis are able to see the amount of effort that is continually provided by our team. I am fortunate to have worked with the group since I have taken office. My job has been made easier and more enjoyable working with the staff on issues that arise on what seems a daily basis.

My job has provided a great deal of insight on the workings and commitment of both our elected and volunteer positions. I am a believer that you do not truly know unless you have a chance to work closely with the many dedicated professionals that have led and continue to lead our field. I am asking you to consider becoming involved or even more involved in our association. Our districts at times have a difficult time finding people to lead the meetings and hold local office. I encourage you to step forward and accept a nomination. I believe that agreeing to volunteer sends an important message to our families, friends and peers!

We have many issues facing our profession. Healthcare, including physical therapy, along with education seem to be the poster child for reductions in expenses on both a state and federal level. There are proposed cuts to reimbursement by a physical therapist assistant and also a proposed reduction of 8% overall for physical therapy. It is going to be vital that our voice continues to be heard and we need your participation to assure that it happens.

It is time to provide your time, talent and a small amount of your treasure so we can position our field for success in the future.



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