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PT Volunteer Needed For May 6th 9Health Fair

Posted: April 6, 2017 

9Health Fair is looking for a PT volunteer at the Thornton Carpenter Rec Center Fair on May 6th. If you are able to assist at this fair contact Kimberly Penney

If you are volunteering at an upcoming 9Health Fair and are needing screening cards, fill out the online form and APTA Colorado will get them to you. 


APTA Colorado Needs Help Distributing Patient Dry Needling Survey 

Posted: March 31, 2017 

APTA Colorado continues to seek to gather information/data on the utilization of dry needling by Physical Therapists in Colorado. We recently completed a large survey on PT's use of dry needling and are busy analyzing the data. The next phase in seeking to best protect PT scope of practice, best serve the public and provide a benchmark for starting to answer further questions on the effectiveness of dry needling is to complete a patient survey.

This survey is anonymous (unless a patient wishes to provide identifiers for future contact), and will inform the PT community, legislators, researchers and policy makers of the effectiveness of dry needling when utilized by Physical Therapists in patient management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders in Colorado.

Please provide this survey link to your patients who have an interest in supplying data for this survey process. It is greatly appreciated!

Take the survey here

APTA Colorado


2017 CARe SIG Elections Will Be May 2 At Sky Ridge Medical Center

Posted: March 28, 2017 

I. Purpose

  1. The purpose of the CARe SIG shall be to provide a means by which Section and Association members who have common interest in providing effective physical therapy services for the acutely ill/injured or those in need of rehabilitation services in the acute hospital, emergency department, and post-acute setting including inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing/sub-acute, long term care hospitals and home health settings may meet, confer and promote the interests of its membership, then Colorado Chapter and the APTA.
  2. II.     Objectives
    1. Promote the delivery of high quality, evidenced based Acute Care and Rehabilitation based physical therapy services for patients in Colorado
    2. Encourage, foster, gather, and disseminate research related to effective acute care and rehabilitation physical therapy interventions
    3. Promote professional collaboration and communication among Acute Care and Rehabilitation based physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and academic programs in Colorado
    4. Provide membership information related to local, state and federal legislation impacting the practice of acute care and rehabilitation based physical therapy and individuals receiving these services
    5. Provide a unified voice and avenue for communicating with the Colorado Chapter APTA regarding acute care and rehabilitation based legislation and related practice issues in the state.
    6. Engage in activities within the local community to promote the health and wellness of Coloradans 

Officers to Be elected with descriptions

III.Vice President (currently held by Amy Rich)

  1. Constitutional Responsibilities: Shall assume the duties of the President, at the request of the President, in the absence of or in case of incapacitation by the President
  2. Specific Duties: Preside at the CARe SIG meetings in the absence of the President, assists the President in requested duties, attends the CARe SIG Meetings and assists with any given project throughout the year, serves as nominating chair for the executive committee of the CARe SIG
  3. III.   Secretary (currently held by Kara Byrd)
    1. Constitutional Responsibilities: oversee the election process and be responsible for keeping minutes at CARe SIG meetings, coordinate and notify CARe SIG members of the date, time and place of CARe SIG meetings, responsible for maintaining correspondence and making the CARe SIG meeting minutes and bylaws available to membership
    2. Specific Responsibilities: records the proceedings of CARe SIG Meetings, submits minutes to CARe SIG members within 15 days of a meeting, attends the CARe SIG Meetings and assists with any given project throughout the year, maintains CARe SIG membership record with copies sent to the Colorado Chapter as requested, maintains all records for the CARe SIG
    3. IV.   Education Coordinator (currently held by Evan Haezebrouck)
      1. Constitutional Responsibilities: Responsible for coordinating and executing regular continuing education events quarterly, Shall be responsible for promoting existing educational opportunities to SIG members
      2. Specific Duties: Survey Membership regarding educational wants/needs, Schedules and promotes regular educational events for members, Promotes and publicizes all CARe SIG Events, Presents a report of all educational events and opportunities at each meeting, Attends CARe SIG Meetings and assists with any given projects throughout the year.

APTA Colorado Releases Statement On Practice of Dry Needling

Posted: March 27, 2017

APTA Colorado has an important members-only announcement concerning the practice of Dry Needling. 

Access the announcement (you must be signed in)

Additionally, members who have a special interest in this issue are encouraged to join the Dry Needling discussion circle (again, you must be signed in). 



PSIG Is Seeking Candidates For Its June Elections

Posted: March 23, 2017

The Pediatric Special Interest Group will be hosting elections in June and will have two positions open: President and Treasurer. This is a great opportunity to get more involved with the PSIG Leadership team. If you are interested in either of these positions or have questions, please contact the PSIG at [email protected].

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