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October PT Connections Member Newsletter Now Available!

Posted on October 09, 2014

Please download and read the WPTA Member Newsletter for October:

PT Connections

 

 

APTA Launches Integrity in Practice Website

Posted on September 22, 2014

A new website launched by APTA will support the profession’s effort to eliminate fraud, abuse, and waste in the health care system. The APTA Center for Integrity in Practice website (http://integrity.apta.org/home.aspx) houses information on how PTs, PTAs, and students can continue to uphold the profession's high standards. Resources include information and supporting evidence on the recently released Choosing Wisely® list of "5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question;” a primer on preventing fraud, abuse, and waste; a free course on compliance; and other information on regulation and payment systems, evidence-based practice, ethics, professionalism, and fraud prevention. The site is part of the association's Integrity in Practice Campaign, a broad initiative that seeks to position physical therapy as a leader in responsible patient-centered care. Plans are for the website to continue expanding its offerings, and APTA is seeking partners to share resources, work together on advocacy, and possibly develop joint educational offerings to bring the message of practice integrity to the widest possible audience.

 

 

Choosing Wisely: APTA Releases List of Procedures That PTs and Patients Should Question

Posted on September 17, 2014

Choosing Wisely: APTA Releases List of Procedures That PTs and Patients Should Question

Passive physical agents that aren’t part of an active treatment plan, under-dosed strength training for older adults, and the use of whirlpools for wound management are among the "5 Things That Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question," according to a list recently announced by APTA. The list, developed through member suggestions and refined by an expert panel, is now part of a national campaign that encourages patients and health care providers to talk about whether a given procedure is really necessary based on the patient's individual circumstances.

 

The list announced is part of APTA's partnership with the Choosing Wisely® campaign from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation. The initiative aims to help consumers make informed health care choices by providing lists of procedures that tend to be done frequently, yet whose usefulness is called into question by evidence. APTA is the first nonphysician group to release a list, joining more than 50 medical specialty societies. See http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/News/2014/9/15/ChoosingWiselyRelease/ for more details.

 

 

June Documentation Webinar Recording now available for sale!

Posted on September 05, 2014

 

Best Practice in Documentation Webinar Series: Evaluations

**Course meets the WI Ethics and Jurisprudence Requirement - 1 Contact Hour**

 WPTA Member $50 | Non-member $125

Watch Instantly!

 

http://www.wpta.org/events/webinars/2014/6-26/index.cfm

 

 

 

 

Positions Statements Related to Physical Therapy Issued by the Physical Therapy Examining Board

Posted on June 17, 2014

Positions Statements Related to Physical Therapy Issued by the Physical Therapy Examining Board

Please Download Here

 

 

NEW! Ethics and Jurisprudence Online Course Available

Posted on June 08, 2014

As of January 1, 2014 (insert correct date) the state of Wisconsin requires that all physical therapists applying for license renewal complete a total of four hours of ethics and jurisprudence education. To help therapists comply, the WPTA is offering this course through the interactive platform of EDUCATA. WPTA members receive a 10% discount, see details at the link below.

Online Ethics & Jurisprudence Course Details

 

 

Do You Have 100% APTA/WPTA Membership at Your Facility?!

Posted on November 21, 2013

Facility Challenge
Help recognize facilities for their commitment to APTA membership. Facilities that attain 100% APTA membership of PTs and PTAs should submit a Facility Challenge application. Annual renewal is required. Qualifying facilities receive a certificate, are featured on APTA.org, and included on banner displays at Combined Sections Meeting and NEXT Conference and Exposition.

 

 

Help Needed at St. Clare Health Mission

Posted on November 11, 2013

The WCD is looking for volunteers to help out at the St.Clare Health Mission located at 916 Ferry Street in La Crosse. The Mission is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm to 9pm. Please contact Mary Kerrigan at maryakerrigan@gmail.com for more details. Thanks,

 

 

NE District Guidelines for Sponsorship

Posted on April 05, 2011

 

 

WPTA NE DISTRICT

 

 

Request Form for Sponsorship for Youth Sports/Adult League Teams
 

Please contact District Chair, Jonathon Weiss, by email jweiss@new.rr.com with the following information:

1.       Name of individual requesting sponsorship and APTA number:
 
____________________________________________________
 
2.       Sport :__________________________________________________
 
3.       Type of League: Adult/Children ____________________________________________________
 

4.       Sponsorship amount being requested (Max limit of $250):      ___________________________                                                                                   

(please list breakdown of league fees and t-shirt fees)

______________________________________________________________________________________
 
Requirements:
·         T-shirts with a minimum of 1.5” lettering spelling out Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association    (either front or back)
·         We request a digital photo of the team in t-shirts.
·         This will be on a first come, first serve basis.
 Thank you,
NE DISTRICT EXECUTIVE BOARD
Download NE District Guidelines for Sponsorship
 

 
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