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  • APTA Board Honors State Advocates

    Physical therapist leaders from Oklahoma, Washington, Arizona, and Arkansas were honored for their successful efforts dedicated to state legislation that advances the physical therapy profession at last month's State Policy and Payment Forum in Seattle, Washington.

    The APTA Board of Directors awarded the 2014 State Legislative Leadership Award to Brandon Trachman, PT, MPT, OCS, of the Oklahoma Chapter for his work on legislation this year making Oklahoma the 49th direct access state; Robin Schoenfeld, PT, OMT, of the Washington Chapter for her work on legislation that removed a 25-year-old prohibition on PTs performing spinal manipulation; and Sean Flannagan, PT, DPT, Cert SMT, Cert DN of the Arizona Chapter for his work on legislation that added dry needling to that state's physical therapy practice act.

    In recognition of his long-term commitment to their chapters' state advocacy activities, the APTA Board of Directors awarded the 2014 State Legislative Commitment Award to Steve Forbush, PT, PhD, OCS, of the Arkansas Chapter.

    Be sure to check out the Storify with video highlights from this year’s APTA State Policy Forum. And don't miss next year's event scheduled for September 12-14, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.


    • It is great to see PT's that are doing such great work in their field being recognized! Way to go Robin Schoenfeld! We are lucky to have you right here in our neighborhood!!!

      Posted by Eve on 10/7/2014 5:32 PM

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