"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, August 23, 2012

Tim Richardson Running for Secretary of the Florida Physical Therapy Association

Statement: I would be honored to serve my fellow physical therapists as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA).

The FPTA Board of Directors is a responsibility I take very seriously since the FPTA is the largest organization representing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in the State of Florida.

I believe our voice is strongest when we speak, not from our own self-interest, but from the perspective of our patients. I believe we should ask ourselves, when developing FPTA policy:
"What can I do, as an FPTA member, that can improve my ability to provide care or the ability of my patients to access my services?"
Online voting for FPTA offices began on Tuesday, August 14 at 9:00 am and will close on Friday, September 14 at 8:30 pm. FPTA will use the emails on file with APTA for contacting members regarding elections and voting procedures.

During the FPTA Annual Conference in Orlando, candidates will have the opportunity to speak during the Chapter Caucus.  Additionally, the Nominating Committee has scheduled a "Meet the Candidates: session during the Exhibit Reception. Members will have the opportunity to chat with candidates and ask any questions they feel necessary.

Biography: Tim Richardson graduated from the University of Florida in 1992 with a Bachelor's in Health Science (Physical Therapy).

Tim received Manual Therapy Certification from the University of St. Augustine in 2001. Since 1996 he has owned and managed private physical therapy clinics in Manatee County, Florida.

Tim is returning from a one-year sabbatical in Spain where he provided cash-based musculoskeletal and vestibular physical therapy services to Spanish-speaking people.

Tim just recently (June 2012) was elected to the North Central Florida Health Information Management Systems Society (HiMSS) Health Information Exchange Committee, which advises the HiMSS Board of Directors.

He is also a founding member of the Florida Physical Therapists in Private Practice (FLPTPP), serves on their Board of Directors and serves as their Legislative Chair.

Tim is serving his third year on the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Government Affairs Committee and has served on the Web Site Task Force responsible for the FPTA logo. Tim also serves on the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Orthopedic Section Practice Committee and the Health Policy & Admin Section Technology Special Interest Group.

Tim advises the Florida Medicare Administrative Contractor, First Coast Service Options Inc., as a member of the Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group.

Contact Information:
email: TimRichPT@MedicalArtsRehab.com
LinkedIn profile: http://linkd.in/zPc0EH
Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/#!/timrichpt
Skype name: TimRichPT
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/timrichpt

Thank you for your consideration.

Remember, in a democracy its not "Majority Rules", but the majority of people WHO VOTE that make the rules.

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Tim Richardson, PT owns a private practice at Medical Arts Rehabilitation, Inc in Palmetto, Florida. The clinic website is at MedicalArtsRehab.com.

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Tim has implemented a computerized Clinical Decision Support (CDS) system in his clinic since 2006 that serves as a Reminder, Alerting, Prompting and Predicting CDS using evidence-based tests and measures.

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