"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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Florida Physical Therapists Wanted to Speak to Legislators

The Key Contacts program of the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) is designed to put a physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA) in every state legislator's office in Florida.

Each Florida legislator has an office in your district. Maybe your legislator has an office in your town.

We especially need therapists in the South Florida area.

The goal is to make politics personal so when the FPTA has an issue that needs support - such as the recently successful Temporary Licensure law - then we can reach out to the legislator.

But we need you to make that face-to-face contact.

The Florida Physical Therapy Association will be making strategic contributions to several legislators in anticipation of the 2013 legislative cycle.

You can set up a Practice Visit to meet you, your staff and your patients.

The FPTA may want to suport your legislator using FPTA Political Action Committee (PAC) funds.

Find out if your legislator in on the list by e-mailing Eric Chaconas, DPT.

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