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October 7 - 21, 2018


August 16 was a great day for the physical therapy profession when Gov. Rauner signed direct access to physical therapists into law.  Illinois now has direct access!  Patients no longer have to wait to see their doctor before they can begin physical therapy.  This is a HUGE win for patients and physical therapists alike.

The battle for direct access has been a very long and expensive one.  The IPTA and IPT-PAC have spent over $155,000 in the last 12 months alone.  Please help rebuild our IPT-PAC coffers with a donation.  Our very aggressive goal for this years' Weeks of Giving is $40,000.  Please give now and see your donation doubled through our generous matching partners of Athletico, INIPT, ATI and others.  Gaining direct access was a huge win, but we still need to battle for term protection and fair co-pays.  Please help the IPT-PAC help you and all of the residents in Illinois.


Donate to the IPT-PAC


Why donate?

When you donate to the Illinois Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (IPT-PAC), you are helping to improve access to quality and affordable healthcare for the residents of Illinois. 

How are donations to the IPT-PAC used?

Not only do your dollars help fund the campaigns of Illinois lawmakers who actively support physical therapy and are sensitive to the issues that we care about, but with your support, IPTA staff and members are able to build valuable relationships with members of the Illinois General Assembly.

Why is this important?

Because with continued exposure to IPTA members and staff, public officials begin to recognize them as trusted resources concerning physical therapy and value their perspective.  Your donation has a direct impact on legislators' view of physical therapy services and helps to shape healthcare policy in Illinois. 

How is the IPT-PAC funded?

Voluntary contributions added on to your APTA/IPTA dues.  You can donate to the IPT-PAC when you renew your association dues.

Direct contributions from individuals and practices/facilities:  Individual members, non-members and consumers who support the mission and purpose of the IPT-PAC are welcome to donate. 

Who can contribute to the IPT-PAC?

Any individual or company can contribute to the IPT-PAC. You can donate online, or send a check payable to IPT-PAC to  905 N. Main Street, Naperville, IL 60563.

Can I make an anonymous IPT-PAC contributions?

No. All cumulative IPT-PAC contributions in excess of $150 (both cash and in kind donations) are required to be reported to the State Board of Elections and this information is publicly available. 

Are contributions tax deductible?

Contributions made to political campaigns and political action committees are NOT tax deductible. 

How much should I donate?

The amount of your donation is up to you.  No amount is too small or too large.  IPT-PAC supporters who contribute more than $100 annually and student supporters making an annual contribution of $20 or more receive a commemorative pin declaring their level of sponsorship.  Some prefer to set up a monthly contribution to help with our ongoing efforts. 




"I have always supported the PAC but today I understand even more the importance of our voice being heard  and the importance in having access to legislators who can help represent our positions to their peers. Our work and the need for representation continues as we work to improve and protect our position in the changing healthcare system."


IPTA President Mike Riley, PT
IPTA/APTA Member Since 1973

"There are so many responsibilities that the IPTA honors in support of the membership and advocacy with our representative government may be the most important for many of us.   Their work on our behalf addressing issues like dry needling and the success we are all enjoying from their tremendous work for Direct Access in Illinois are front line examples of this advocacy.  Supporting the IPT-PAC directly supports these endeavors and many others and is vital to our relevancy in today’s healthcare environment.   All Physical Therapists should consider what they can do to support the IPT-PAC, the work continues, the issues will not end and we deserve to be part of the dialogue."

Mark Kaufman, PT, ATC

President, Athletico
IPTA/APTA Member Since 1989




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