PT Day on Capitol Hill

June 16, 2011 · Posted in physical therapy 

Approximately 1,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy rallied on Capitol Hill before meeting with their members of Congress as part of PT Day on Capitol Hill, June 9, 2011.

Watch the 7-minute video.

The rally included addresses from Sens Jon Tester (D-MT) and Roger Wicker (R-MS). Following the rally, participants went to prearranged meetings to seek support of the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act (HR 1546/S 829), legislation that would repeal the cap on outpatient rehabilitative services for Medicare beneficiaries, the Physical Therapist Student Loan Repayment Eligibility Act (HR 1426/S 975), and the Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act (HR 469).

Source:  American Physical Therapy Association website

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