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  • APTA Educates Members of Congress on Role of Physical Therapy in TBI

    Today, APTA participated in the Brain Injury Awareness Fair as part of the 12th annual Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill. These events aim to educate members of Congress and their staff on the full range of effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), the challenges and recoveries of people living with brain injury, and the services and supports that are available to them.

    Reps Bill Pascrell Jr (D-NJ) and Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL), cochairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, held a press conference to announce legislation advancing the treatment and prevention of TBIs. 

    An afternoon panel discussion titled "Promoting Brain Injury Awareness through Public/Private Partnerships" featured COL Jamie B.Grimes, MD, MC, national director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center; Sara Patterson, associate director of policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Katie Clarke Adamson, director of health partnerships and policy, YMCA of America; Jeff Miller, chief security officer, National Football League;  Roland Gerritsen van der Hoop, chief medical officer, BHR Pharma, and  Ralph Ibson, national policy director, Wounded Warrior Project.

    Check out APTA's TBI webpage for advocacy and education resources on TBI and concussion. 

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