"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

Monday, November 5, 2012

Physical Therapist's Private Practice Meeting

WHEN: Saturday, November 10th, 2012 from 12:00 to 3:00pm

WHERE: Florida Gulfcoast University FGCU School of Physical Therapy in Ft. Myers.

Lunch, drink and snacks sponsored by: A&G Spinal Solutions and Orthopedics, providers of specialized high quality medical Equipment. (Thank you Ryan Williamson).

8695 College Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33919.

Phone: (239) 985-4138)

Meeting will be in Marieb Hall 200, parking is in the adjacent parking garage 4. 

WHO: All are welcome to attend - PTs, PTAs, Students, friends, etc.

Hosted by Florida Physical Therapists in Private Practice, FLPTPP.com 

PURPOSE: This meeting will inform physical therapists and physical therapy students of the immediate issues facing private practioners and physical therapists in all settings regarding healthcare reform. There are many issues currently on the horizon such as the October MedPac report, PIP legislation, and co-pay legislation that is directly impacting our clients access to care and physical therapist reimbursement.

As a group we are banding together with FPTA and our private practice association FLPTPP to effect positive change to allow fair access to clients and compensation. Healthcare reform will happen with the current economic decline and we need to take action or it will happen without us.

Remember if you're not at the table, you're on the menu!

THANK YOU FGCU School of physical therapy and Arie VanDuijn, program director for sponsoring our meeting. We encourage students to attend and have free membership to students in the FLPTPP group to allow them access to current issues.

We also have CEU meetings that students can attend and most recently in Orlando student volunteers attended for FREE!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Physical Therapist Won't Forget

Kudos to physical therapist Paul Gaspar, DPT for not giving up...
...for sitting ten hours listening to testimony affecting physical therapy practices in California.
...for rooting out self-serving people, wherever he finds them.
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