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2019-2020 Strategic Plan

Strategic PLan

IPTA Adopts 2019-2020 Strategic Plan

The IPTA Board of Directors reviews the strategic plan quarterly and, each year does a comprehensive review to ensure that environmental changes are proactively addressed.  Throughout 2018, the Board conducted various assessments and, when it became evident that many objectives and tactics would be met by year end, they developed future goals, objectives and tactics to be put in place for 2019-2020.

You may notice that programs that were new in the 2016-2018 plan and are now ongoing do not stay on future plans; rather, they are imbedded into our value of membership and the programs and services that comprise the activities of the association.  Only new or emerging (we didn’t finish in the current plan but want to pursue) initiatives appear in future plans.  Operational activities aren’t mentioned in the plan, yet they do some heavy lifting toward the mission of the association, enabling the activities of the strategic plan to continue.

2019-2020 STRATEGIC PLANapproved by the Board of Directors November 3, 2018

Goal 1: IPTA will increase society’s awareness and understanding of physical therapy.

  1. Encourage careers in physical therapy.
    1. Develop and promote opportunities for current PT/PTA students and new graduates to visit high schools to promote PT careers, with emphasis placed on minority high school students.
    2. Seek out additional partnerships and opportunities to provide scholarships to PT/PTA student members in Illinois.
  2. Promote direct access to the public.
    1. Continue the consumer brochure series, launching 4 per year for the next 2 years.
    2. Create 4 direct access 30 second commercials for members to download and customize that can be used on multiple media platforms.
  3. Promote individual PTs and PTAs as movement experts.
    1. Promote Find a PT to both members and consumers.
    2. Encourage district, clinic, school and individual participation in activities and events during National PT Month.
  4. Advocate for enforcement of term and title protection as provided for in the Illinois PT Act.
    1. Work to limit advertising physical therapy to only entities with a licensed physical therapist on staff.
    2. Develop and launch Know Your Provider campaign to raise awareness of misleading advertising/providers in healthcare.

Goal 2: IPTA will help to transform the delivery of health care.

  1. Actively contribute to national and state payment reform to ensure consumer access, along with adequate and fair payment for PT services.
    1. Regulate insurers to provide for fair PT copays and prevent cost-shifting to the patient by categorizing PT under the specialist designation.
    2. Support APTA initiatives and calls to action.
  2. Encourage physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to adopt telehealth practices that improve consumer access to physical therapists.
    1. Develop telehealth resources for members.
    2. Advocate for fair payment for telehealth services by public and private insurers.
  3. Improve access to physical therapy by supporting the development of pro bono programs and services.
    1. Encourage district, clinic, school and individual participation in the annual Global PT Day of Service.
    2. Support development of a pro bono network of providers in Illinois.
  4. Explore opportunities for expansion in the physical therapy scope of practice.
    1. Continue to investigate rules and regulations relating to diagnostic imaging.
    2. Partner with the Illinois Veterinary Society to explore development of educational standards for PTs treating animals.
    3. Investigate rules and regulations relating to physical therapists as primary care providers in emergency/acute care treatment settings.

Goal 3: IPTA will increase member engagement and involvement.

  1. Provide quality educational programming for PTs and PTAs.
    1. Hold REVITALIZE 2019 and partner with the Wisconsin chapter for a conference in 2020.
    2. Develop/sponsor continuing educational programs in regions throughout the states.
  2. Support student and early career members.
    1. Evaluate the iMAP program’s success, determine its long-term sustainability and take any appropriate actions.
  3. Support clinical educators.
    1. Encourage collaboration among clinical educators through membership in the CESIG.
  4. Increase engagement and participation.
    1. Evaluate current district model and explore alternatives with any recommendations for changes to be proposed at the 2020 Assembly of Representatives.
    2. For 2019, pilot a monthly virtual program that focuses on current issues/events in the PT profession.
  5. Increase membership.
    1. Develop an early career retention plan by the end of 2019 and implement in 2020. 
    2. Pilot a grassroots new member campaign from April, 2019 to March, 2020.
    3. Implement a member recapture outreach plan.
  6. Grow our partnerships with PT practices throughout the state.
    1. Hold at least 2 partnership meetings/events annually.
    2. Create a business partner model for PT suppliers and related industries.
  7. Strive to involve, inform and develop volunteers so they feel equipped and empowered to fulfill leadership roles.
    1. By April 2019, the Board of Directors will implement a policy that requires development of an annual plan for all Board members to contribute content to the KYC, LU, and YA.
    2. For 2019 and 2020, realign chapter, district, and SIG elections to be held concurrently and planned to allow for active recruitment of candidates at the spring conference and meetings.

Approved by the IPTA Board of Directors on November 3, 2018                 

The Mission and Vision of the IPTA

Mission: The IPTA strives to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for the people in Illinois through physical therapy.

Vision: Revitalizing society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.

The mission and vision statements were adopted by the IPTA Board of Directors at their meeting on January 23, 2016 and were presented to the Assembly of Representatives on Saturday, March 19, 2016 where they were approved by the membership.     




Our Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation (IPTF), will help to support the IPTA in its efforts.

Mission: The Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation supports physical therapist’s unique position as human movement experts and change agents in the local and state communities.

Vision: Revitalizing society through the use of physical therapists as human movement experts. IPTF will support physical therapy providers’ unique value as human movement experts through research, public awareness initiatives and consumer education:

  • Support, promote and encourage research projects in physical therapy
  • Raise public awareness of physical therapy through the sponsorship of local and statewide health and wellness events
  • Educate consumers on the benefits of physical therapy through web, social and print media
  • Encourage public workshops, screenings, health education, fitness training and related wellness topics to reinforce physical therapy providers’ expertise in human movement
Click here to visit the IPTF website.
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