Physical Therapy Practices Host Lawmakers Across the Country
APTQI members have been putting advocacy into action by inviting lawmakers to visit their practices and learn more about the value of physical therapy.
During these tours, members of the physical therapy community have had the opportunity to educate lawmakers and their staff about the critical role that our services play in the healthcare delivery system, allow them to meet some patients benefiting from physical therapy, and share their perspectives about policies impacting the profession today.
You can see some highlights of our recent tours below:
Representative Diana Harshbarger recently visited a CORA Physical Therapy office in Morristown, TN:
Thank you @RepHarshbarger for taking the time to visit a @CORAPTherapy practice to learn about the benefits of physical therapy and Medicare cuts that undermine seniors’ access to care! pic.twitter.com/bwaRnFoXEg
— APTQI (@AlliancePTQI) September 22, 2023
Senator Whitehouse’s staff visited a Highbar location in Providence, RI:
Thanks to @SenWhitehouse‘s staff for taking the time to visit Highbar in Providence, RI to learn about the benefits of physical therapy and Medicare cuts that undermine seniors’ access to care! pic.twitter.com/gg1EVeHOJe
— APTQI (@AlliancePTQI) August 31, 2023
Staff from Representative Brian Fitzpatrick’s office toured a JAG Physical Therapy location in Pennsylvania:
JAG-ONE Physical Therapy (@jag_onept) had the pleasure of welcoming a staff member from @RepBrianFitz’ office to learn about the benefits of physical therapy and the challenges facing our community, including Medicare cuts that undermine access to care. Thank you for visiting! pic.twitter.com/I0j0KIotxr
— APTQI (@AlliancePTQI) August 25, 2023
Representative Gus Bilirakis visited with the team at PT Solutions:
— APTQI (@AlliancePTQI) August 11, 2023
Peter Marbach, from Senator JD Vance’s office toured Cornerstone Physical Therapy:
Peter Marbach, from @SenVancePress‘ office, visited @TherapyOhio this week to learn about the value of PT in preventing senior falls and the need to stop Medicare cuts. Thanks, Peter, for your time! pic.twitter.com/AQKfV1fry5
— APTQI (@AlliancePTQI) August 8, 2023
These tours are an excellent way to connect with Members of Congress, but there are also ways for you to advocate from home!
We encourage you to visit our Grassroots Advocacy Center to contact your lawmakers about policies impacting physical therapy. Get started now!