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APTA Colorado Legal Counsel Meets With Leadership At DORA To Discuss PT Compact

Posted: August 25, 2017 

APTA Colorado's legal counsel and its president, Cameron MacDonald, met with leadership at DORA to discuss the PT Compact. Our ongoing APTA Colorado support to finding a solution to the current suspension of Colorado as an active member state in the compact was reviewed in detail.

Options are being explored by the attorney general’s office with open invitation to ongoing chapter input and inclusion in conversations going forward. MacDonald also met with the PT Board last week to reinforce our active support in finding a solution to bring Colorado back into full member status. He has also engaged in "constructive dialogue" with FSBPT President, Vice-President and key representatives to also seek a solution.

The next full PT Compact meeting is on Nov. 5, 2017, in New Mexico. Leadership is reviewing options to attend should this be a purposeful mechanism to move us forward in this ongoing process. 


APTA Colorado Readies Amicus Brief In Support of Dismissal of Current Dry Needling Litigation

Posted: August 25, 2017

The Chapter is preparing, upon review of the next PT Board action, to provide an amicus brief to the court in support of the dismissal of the litigation currently in process against the CO PT Board with regards to their authority in promlugating PT Rule 211, which defines the authority of PT’s to practice Dry needling in Colorado as per the statutory authority granted to them by the Physical Therapist Practice Act.

Currently we are awaiting the PT Board response to the District Courts action in returning the petition from the two acupuncture associations to the PT Board to be further acted upon, in the latest ruling from the judge.

To answer a recent inquiry from a member:

Q:   "What is the latest news on this? Is there anything more that I can do as a PT right now? Is there anything that my clients or the public can do to advocate for their right to continue getting dry needling?"

A:  A Physical Therapist's authority to continue to provide dry needling in Colorado, as noted, is under ongoing litigation at the current time between acupuncturist professional groups and the State Board of Physical Therapy. PTs who are competent in performing dry needling are advised to continue to provide dry needling as authorized in PT Rule 211 and to keep a list of satisfied consumers who may be willing to help us if this ever becomes a legislative  or regulatory issue in the future.


Cameron MacDonald

APTA CO President


1 Week Left To Register For the Sept. 9, 2017 Bob Doctor Golf Tournament

Posted: August 17, 2017


The 2017 Bob Doctor Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 9 at the Colorado National Golf Club, 2700 Vista Parkway, Erie, Colorado. 

Individual Player: $140
Foursome: $540

Join your fellow physical therapists for a morning of great golf and camaraderie. Don’t miss out … register now!

* Registration begins at 6:45 am, with shotgun start at 8:00 am.
* Lunch will be served following the tournament and is included with your play fee.
* Following the tournament there will be an awards ceremony for the winners and an awesome silent auction. The winning team will be presented with a traveling trophy to be engraved with the winning team’s name.
This tournament raises money for legislative needs and the Student Scholarship fund.

Register Here


Deadline For Fall Conference Poster/Platform Submissions Have Been Extended

Posted: August 9, 2017 

Call for Abstracts and Platforms for APTA Colorado Chapter’s Fall Conference 2017
Posters Display: October 6-8, 2017
Platform Presentations: October 6, 2017

We encourage all PTs, PTAs, and students to submit abstracts and platforms on case reports, special interest reports, or research projects.
Abstracts and platforms submitted will be selected for presentation that demonstrates quality research and clinical relevance.

Please submit the abstract no later than August 11, 2017 by e-mail to Allison Gustavson, PT, DPT, Co-Chair of the Research Committee: [email protected]

You will be notified by August 18, 2017 if your abstract or platform is selected.

Learn more about abstracts here. 


Enter For A Chance To Attend The APTA CI Credentialing Course For Free

Posted: August 9, 2017 

Attention all Clinical Instructors: Are you looking for Category I Continuing Competency Points? Would you like to get them for FREE?
The New Clinical Educators Special Interest Group (CE SIG) is Celebrating our transition from CEF to an APTA Chapter SIG by Sponsoring a Clinical Instructor to take to the upcoming APTA CI Credentialing course at Regis University On September 28-29, 2017 FOR FREE! If you have taken a student or two and want to learn more about being a CI, Here is your chance!
Send your name, contact information, where you work and if you are an APTA member to:
Laura Sage, CE SIG treasurer
We will be choosing a winner in late August!
(You can’t win if you don’t enter!)
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