President’s Message (May, 2023)
A Message From the President – May 9, 2023
Greetings APTA Indiana Members,
I am excited to share with you all the activities that have transpired this Spring.
We concluded our Spring meeting at Bradford Woods on April 29. Carmen Elliott from APTA and Jeremy Houser, the APTA Indiana Diversity and Belonging Director, provided a leadership workshop related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The workshop was well received by attendees and will greatly assist our Chapter in developing strategies to continue to address the needs and ensure the success of our organization.
The APTA Indiana Fall Conference will be held in Evansville this fall, please consider attending. Registration will be open later this summer.
I am happy to announce that the IPLA PT Board has completed the updates to our rules and they are now official! Indiana is now a member of the PT Compact. According to the PT Board, as of May 3, 2023, 23 Physical Therapists have received compact privileges. Also, the rules for dry needling have been finalized. Therapists must have completed a total 50 hours of continuing education by June 30, 2024 to continue dry needling. Stay tuned for opportunities to fulfill these requirements with APTA Indiana continuing education opportunities.
The APTA Indiana Legislative Committee, with the leadership of our Chair, Valerie Strunk, and guidance of our Lobbyist, Steve Beebe, assisted in navigating a successful legislative session. There is more information about this below.
Thank you for all that you do for our patients, clients and consumers in our State!
Paul Lonnemann, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
President, APTA Indiana