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APTA wrapped up its centennial celebration with an in-person advocacy day in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 14. More than 450 PTs, PTAs, students, and supporters turned out for the event, which was preceded by a training session on Sept. 13.

So what happens during an APTA advocacy event? We asked Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, the New York Physical Therapy Association's; federal affairs liaison, to chronicle her experience. She was joined in the project by Sabrina Basile, SPT, a student at Daeman College and advocacy chair of the NYPTA student special interest group; and Zaryna Sanchez, SPT, from Mercy College.

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