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We can truly celebrate.  Not only was August 16 was a great day for the physical therapy profession when Gov. Rauner signed direct access to physical therapists into law but we all worked as a team and raised $40,421 during our 4th Annual Weeks of Giving.  It seemed like an impossible goal, but thanks to our many members, our matching donors:  Mark Kaufman of Athletico, ATI Physical Therapy, and INIPT, we surpassed out goal of $40,000.


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.  Thanks to your ongoing support, just think what we can accomplish in 2019.  Promoting our profession and helping to give access to affordable and high quality health care to all of the residents in Illinois is possible.


Thank you again to all who donated!  If you missed the Weeks of Giving, it is never to late to lend your support.


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‚Äôs 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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