Concussion management, the therapy cap, SGR, and the National Health Service Corps were among the topics discussed when Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) visited APTA President Paul Rockar Jr, PT, DPT, MS, last week at Rockar's office at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
"The discussions were very positive and it is obvious the congressman has a profound interest in concussion management," said Rockar, adding that Murphy was "very supportive" of UPMC's concussion clinic and programs. The November 4 meeting between Murphy, Rockar, and congressional and UPMC staff lasted about an hour.
APTA encourages its members to schedule practice visits with legislators to demonstrate what physical therapists and physical therapist assistants do on a daily basis, and to show the value of physical therapy. These personal visits help educate members of Congress about the issues that impact the profession and provide constituents with an opportunity to talk with their legislator about how physical therapy has improved their lives.
APTA has several resources available to help members schedule practice visits with their legislators, including the practice visit guide. Members interested in hosting a practice visits can contact APTA’s Government Affairs Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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