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SE District Event - April 24: PT Pub Night

Posted: April 18, 2018

Join the SE District for a PT Pub night on Tuesday, April 24 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Iron Bird Brewing Company, 402 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

APTA CO Professional Development Committee Seeks Members

Posted: March 15, 2018

The APTA Colorado Professional Development Committee is seeking members who want to create compelling programming for upcoming conferences. Our team is in particular need of therapists with a keen interest in retaining local and national speakers on acute and/or neuro care. Time commitment is variable, usually two hours every other month with additional opportunities for involvement based upon committee needs and your availability. Please contact Anne Keil at [email protected] or Ted Weber at [email protected] for more information on this exciting opportunity!




NE District Event - April 18: Ribcage, Respiration, & Recovery: Calming A Nervous System

Posted: March 16, 2018 

Join the NE District on April 18, 2018 for the 'Ribcage, Respiration, & Recovery: Calming A Nervous System' course. The event will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Colorado In Motion, with speakers John Zapanta PT, DPT and Tim Flynn PT, PhD. Learn more and register!


PT Practice Act – HB 18-1155 Update

Posted: April 6, 2018

HB 18-1155 is currently on the table (still being deliberated on) in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee. Intense debate was heard last week, primary in opposition to the inclusion of dry needling in to the Statutory Language of the PT Practice Act from Acupuncturists and acupuncture interest groups.

As a reminder, PT’s can utilize dry needling in Colorado, and this is currently due to Rule 211, but it is not specifically included in statute (in the PT Practice Act). HB 18-1155 (yes it is called a house bill, but has cleared the house and is now in the senate), in its current formwill codify include into statute dry needling and also Diagnosis by PT’s, an updated legislative declaration of the scope of PT Practice in CO and affirm the role of PTA’s in wound care (not sharp debridement) and having a representative on the PT Board.

A legislative call to action went out Tuesday morning (4/3/18), providing a simple and very time efficient way for you to contact your Senate legislator and ask them to support HB 18-1155. If you have not done this yet, or if the e-mail went to spam or somewhere else… please find it and act! 

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Receive A Complimentary Box of Dry Needling Filaments When Registering For March 24th Dry Needling Symposium

Posted: March 15, 2018 

Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd, Denver

Earn 7.5 Points of Category I Education

Join APTA Colorado for the Dry Needling Symposium. There will be multiple speakers and breakout sessions for the novice, developed and expert practitioner in the utilization of dry needling in PT practice.

Register Here!


8:30 – 9:00: Welcome and Regulatory/Legislative Overview. 
9:00 – 9:50: History and Development of Dry Needling.
9:50 – 10:40: Integration of DN into Patient Management in Colorado.
10:40 – 11:30: Dry Needling: Considering a Neuroplastic Pain Science Model. 
11:30 - 12:00: Impact of Dry Needling on Patient Care in CO.
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
1:00 - 4:00: Break Out Sessions

Break Out Session Topics

  • Dry Needling in the Athletic Population
  • Treatment of Acute and Chronic Pain with Dry Needling
  • Use of Dry Needling in the Treatment of Scarring
  • Dry Needling and Tendinopathy
  • Dry Needling and the Tactical Athlete

Panel Discussion 4:00 – 5:00
The Balancing Act: Developing Dry Needling in PT Practice Whilst Defending our Ability to do it. Stories, Ideas and Innovations Across the USA and the World. 



Learn more about the speakers. 

Register here!


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