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The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) supports:

Professional advancement, by:

  • safeguarding the ability of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to practice within the parameters of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act;
  • preventing the encroachment of professional physical therapy practice by non-licensed and other licensed professions;
  • supporting education and research that advance the skills of physical therapy practitioners; and
  • continue to promote physical therapy as a doctoral level health care professions.

Economic and employment rights, through advocating for:

  • inclusion of physical therapy services in all health care plans;
  • fair and equitable payment for services rendered;
  • the health and safety of workers in all employment settings; and
  • elimination of fee splitting between physical therapists and referring practitioners.

Access to quality care, through advocating for:

  • consumer's access to health care and choice of health care provider;
  • direct access to physical therapy; and
  • reduction of health care costs without compromising quality of care.

Health and wellness, through:

  • promotion of fitness, health, and wellness in the community, school systems, workplace, and health care institutions.

updated: 06.13.14
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