"Physical therapy is not a subspecialty of the medical profession and physical therapists are not medical doctors; we are a separate profession that provides a unique service that physicians are unable and untrained to provide."

Letter to the AMA from the APTA, Dec 2009

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Physical Therapists' Have a Friend in Florida!

Protect the Profession You Love!Senator Mike Bennett

Physical Therapy Awareness Campaign Fundraiser

with Special Guest

Florida State Senator Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton)

On May 18th from 4:30 to 6pm bring your…
  • Physical Therapy staff,
  • Physical Therapist Assistants,
  • Family members,
  • Patients
  • Other persons interested in increasing consumer access to physical therapists.
Support your Profession

Be a physical therapy advocate and help Senator Bennett, who sits on the Senate Health Regulation Committee, position the physical therapy bill, S2146, for the 2011 legislative session.

We can’t do it alone: we need him and he needs you. This fundraiser is for Senator Bennett’s 2012 congressional campaign for District 13.


Physical therapy is humanistic. We may be best represented by our patients’
testimonials at our meeting – what better way to promote our brand image than to have our patients do it themselves. Patients may want to donate to the fundraiser to support access to physical therapists.


We are promoting awareness of and access to physical therapists. Please consider attending even if you would prefer not to donate to the Senator’s campaign. Physical therapy advocates use these fundraisers to voice their legislative priorities and YOU enable this to happen.


Your presence is needed! Your experience can help Senator Bennett understand
the important contribution physical therapists make in their patients’ lives.

Light appetizers, soft drinks, snacks and water will be served.


Tuesday May 18th, 2010



Medical Arts Rehabilitation, Inc.

506 4th Street West in Palmetto, Florida 34221

Find us on the web at MedicalArtsRehab.com or call 941.729.1800.

RSVP if you are interested so we know how many to plan for!

If you can’t attend please consider a donation:
  • $150 suggested for physical therapy corporations

  • $100 suggested for individual physical therapists

  • $50 suggested for physical therapist assistants

  • other amount (please fill in) __________________________
Questions/Donations: Please call Tim Richardson, PT at 941.729.1800 or e-mail at TimRichPT@MedicalArtsRehab.com

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