APTA Names Justin Moore Vice President, Government and Payment Advocacy

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Dec 4, 2008 – Physical therapist Justin D Moore, PT, DPT, has been named vice president, government and payment advocacy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

In his new position, Moore will oversee the Association's federal, state, regulatory, and payment policy initiatives. Moore has been with APTA for nine years, most recently as senior director, Federal Government Affairs.

"Justin has played an integral part in APTA's successes in the government affairs arena during the past nine years," said APTA Chief Executive Officer John D Barnes. "We're pleased that he has accepted this position, and look forward to his leadership as our country begins to undergo comprehensive health care reform."

Moore graduated from the University of Iowa Masters in Physical Therapy Program in 1996. He practiced three years before joining APTA. He received his doctor of physical therapy degree from Simmons College in Boston Massachusetts in 2005. Moore also holds a degree in dietetics from Iowa State University.

Physical therapists are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility - without expensive surgery or the side effects of medications. APTA represents more than 70,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Its purpose is to improve the health and quality of life of individuals through the advancement of physical therapist practice. Learn more about conditions physical therapists can treat at www.apta.org/consumer, and find a physical therapist in your area at www.findapt.us.