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APTA Colorado Honors PT Student Cynthia Rauert

Posted: April 22, 2017

Caption: Cameron MacDonald, Cynthia Rauert

DENVER - The Colorado chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association at its 2017 Spring Conference today honored Regis University PT student Cynthia Rauert with the 2017 Pauline Cerasoli ACE PT Student Award.

Cindi came to PT after 12 years in health research, policy and health promotion and has continued to use those skill at every opportunity. She receives her DPT from Regis this May with 3.5 GPA and with an excellent grasp on academic and clinical knowledge and professional skills. Her clinical instructors often comment on her incorporation of the whole person into the PT regime.

She does this while juggling a national position of PT Delegate on the APTA Student Assembly of Board of Directors (2015 – 16) where she serves as the Chief Delegate for all APTA DPT student members to the House of Delegates. Advocated for student interests re RC-11 Student Debt Motion. As was appointed Chair of Education & Financial Literacy Task Force; and where she was instrumental in expanding the APTA advocacy dinners to 12 cites around the country. 70 students and a state senator attended the Colorado dinner she organized.

She also is student liaison for Health Policy and Administration (HPA) section and Academy of Electrophysiology and Wound Care section of APTA and a member of the Colorado chapter's Government Affairs Committee. 

 

APTA Colorado Honors PTA Student Annaliese Rychener-Peters

Posted: April 22, 2017

Caption: Cameron MacDonald, Annaliese Rychener-Peters 

DENVER - The Colorado chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association at its 2017 Spring Conference today honored Pueblo Community College PTA student Annaliese Rychener-Peters with the 2017 Pauline Cerasoli ACE PTA Student Award.

Annaliese  is graduating from Pueblo Community College in May with a 3.7 GPA and, according to her nominator, continually achieves excellence in the academics and clinical experiences while working as a rehabilitation technician. She has been in the healthcare profession since 2008 and is dedicated in serving her patients as a PTA

Her community involvement includes serving as treasurer of the PTA club at Pueblo Community College, organizing fundraisers that also built community by having fun together and volunteering Volunteer at multiple community causes such as “Trick or Treat Street” and “Walk to End Alzheimer’s."

 

Colorado Chapter Recognizes Rebekah Griffith For National Honor 

Posted: April 22, 2017

Caption: Cameron MacDonald and Rebekah Griffith

DENVER - APTA’s Emerging Leaders program recognizes PTs and PTAs early in their careers for outstanding contributions to the profession of physical therapy. 

The Colorado chapter at its Spring Conference & PT Expo lauded Rebekah Griffith, a 2016 Emerging Leader, for receiving this national honor. 

Rebekah has been a physical therapist since 2008. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver and has had a varied career including treatment of orthopedic, neurologic, and complex medical disorders. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties certified Rebekah as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) in 2013.

Her areas of special interest include neurological disorders and promoting overall wellness with all of her patients.When not in the clinic Rebekah spends time with her husband, wrangling her 3 children, hiking, and following baseball.

 

 

CARe SIG Event - May 2: Physical Therapy in the Emergency Department - An Emerging Practice Area

When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 starting at 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Skyridge Hospital, Skybridge Auditorium, 10101 RidgeGate Parkway, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Speaker: Rebekah Griffith PT, DPT, NCS 

Bio: Rebekah Griffith PT, DPT, NCS is a Physical Therapist Specialist primarily practicing in the ED with areas of interest in emergency care, management of neurologic disorders, critical care, and maternal wellness.  Her background includes practice in acute rehab, inpatient acute/ICU care, outpatient, and concierge PT.  Rebekah also assists at the UC Denver PT program in a variety of roles and serves as a preceptor at the DAWN Clinic for the uninsured.  She is very active in the APTA, currently Colorado Delegate at Large. She devotes the rest of her time to her family, friends, and enjoying life in Colorado.

Description: This lecture will touch on the role of PT in the ED, the creation of a pilot program at a local hospital, and case studies for discussion. Please join us for an interactive discussion on this exciting area of practice.

Register here 
 

APTA Colorado Files Motions In Dry-Needling Case

Posted: April 12, 2017

The Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association filed two documents today in a case regarding dry needling that was lodged against the State Board of Physical Therapy. 

Members can access the documents on the chapter's website (you must be signed in). Members also are invited to join the dry needling discussion circle online. 

Not a member? Please join us! Remember: The bigger the membership, the bigger the voice. 

Today's filings

 
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