Staff members from ProEx recently participated in the First Annual Physical Therapy Advocacy Day on March 28th hosted by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
The ProEx contingency was among the 275 Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants and students from across the Commonwealth to attend the inaugural event held at the State House; attendees addressed legislators, advocating for three legislative bills filed this year, namely term protection for physical therapists, establishment of a physical therapy licensing board and decreasing patient co-payments for physical therapy services.
“We had the opportunity to meet with members of all Senate offices and inform them of the issues facing those in the physical therapy profession,” said Matthew McManus, co-owner and Regional Clinical Director, who was recently appointed Co-Chair of the Payment Policy and Practice Committee of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). “It was a day to remember and hopefully one that will result in passage of these important bills.”
McManus also serves as an Executive Committee member of the MA APTA Private Practice Special Interest Group.
Pictured above, from left to right: Jacke Lane (NU PT student), Tommy Perreault (PT), Marti Alderink (NU PT student), Ryan Maloney (NU PT student), Jessica McManus (PT), Matt McManus (PT), and Jess Barsotti (PT)