Every day, federal and state public policy officials make decisions that affect physical therapy and our patients. It is critical that PTs, PTAs, and PT/PTA students engage with these decision-makers to share experiences from the clinic to help improve policy outcomes.
Whether it is lobbying state or federal legislators, appearing before Workers' Compensation Boards or working with CMS on Medicare policies, there is a role for PT professionals to make a difference.
The one thing that is clear is that health policy continues to develop. We can sit on the sidelines and hope for the best or get involved and make a difference. We hope you'll join us in this effort.