CARe SIG Event - Tonight: The ABCs of EKGs: Basic Cardiac Rhythm Recognition for the Physical Therapy Practitioner

Posted: February 28, 2018

Join the CARe SIG tonight from 6:30 - 8:30 pm for The ABCs of EKGs: Basic Cardiac Rhythm Recognition for the Physical Therapy Practitioner course. The event will be held at St. Joseph Hospital in the Stern Elder Room with speaker Jessica Taylor, PT, DPT, CCSLearn more and register! 


PSIG Event - Tonight: Introduction to Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation

Posted: February 28, 2018

Join the PSIG tonight from 6:45 - 8:15 pm for the Introduction to Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation course. The event will be held at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library, Anschutz Medical Campus with speaker Margot Gray PT, DPT. Learn more and register!


Legislators Take First Step To Include Dry Needling In PT Practice Act

Posted: Feb. 14, 2018

The Colorado House Public Health Care & Human Services has amended a bill to include dry needling in the PT practice act as part of the expected continuation of physical therapy licensure.

Listen to the audio of the hearing here. 

The vote to amend HB18-1155, Sunset Continue Physical Therapy Board Functions, was 10-3. Among other things, the bill, if passed and signed into law by the governor, extends the licensing of physical therapists and the certification of physical therapist assistants until 2027.

APTA Colorado worked with the bill's sponsors on the amendment. While Colorado PTs have long been permitted to practice dry needling, and this has been clarified in the State Physical Therapy Board's Rule 211, the technique has come under fire from acupuncturists and acupuncture schools.

APTA Colorado President Cameron MacDonald tweeted the news to the PT and interested community:

The bill moves next to the House Finance Committee, where it is scheduled to be heard  Monday, March 5 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Room LSB-A. Please know that legislative calendars change frequently. 

Members: To join the Dry Needling Discussion Circle, click here (you must be signed in to the APTA website). 


Governor Appoints 2 To State Board of Physical Therapy

Posted: Feb 18, 2018

DENVER —  Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Physical Therapy Board.

The Physical Therapy Board is responsible the regulations of the practice of physical therapy in Colorado. It also grants licenses to qualified applicants, adopts all reasonable and necessary rules for the administration and enforcement of regulations, supervises unlicensed persons by physical therapists, taking into account the education and training of the unlicensed individuals and the physical therapy of animals, including without limitation, education and clinical requirements for the performance of physical therapy of animals and the procedure for handling complaints to the Department of Regulatory Agencies regarding physical therapy of animals.

For terms expiring Jan. 1, 2022:

• Shashi Krishna Gunda, DPT of Colorado Springs, to serve as a physical therapist, appointed

• Janice Ann McCoy of Denver, to serve as a member of the public, appointed


Register Early For The Dry Needling Symposium

Posted: February 21, 2018

Join APTA Colorado on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8:00 am - 5:00pm for the Dry Needling Symposium. The event will be held at Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO 80221. Speakers including Jan Dommerholt (founder of Myopain), Edo Zylstra (founder of Kinetacore) and more. Learn more about the event and register. This course will sell out! 

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