WPTA Proposes Bylaw Changes - Vote to Take Place at Spring Conference Business Meeting
Posted on March 07, 2014
Proposed Bylaw Changes
The WPTA Bylaws Committee and the Board of Directors have submitted proposals to modify the WPTA Bylaws. Any changes to the Bylaws require membership to receive at least thirty (30) days notice prior to voting on the changes. These changes will be discussed and voted on by membership at the WPTA Business Meeting at the 2014 Spring Conference on Friday, April 11 in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The changes require a 2/3 vote in the majority in order to implement the changes.
The full text of the Bylaws can be found at http://www.wpta.org/board/pdfs/WPTA-bylaws.pdf
New language is shown in bold below:
ARTICLE X. REPRESENTATIVE TO THE PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT CAUCUS (PTA CAUCUS)
Section 2: Election and Term
In the fall, the Physical Therapist Assistant, Life Physical Therapist Assistant and Retired Physical Therapist Assistant members shall elect a PTA Caucus Representative to serve as the Chapter Representative to the PTA Caucus for a term of two years. This Representative shall serve as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the WPTA.
The PTA Caucus Representative shall be elected by the membership in the fall every two (2) years for a term of two (2) years. The PTA Caucus Representative-Elect will assume the duties of the PTA Caucus Representative as of July 1.
Support Statement: The only elected position currently identified in the bylaws to start after Spring Conference is the Chief Delegate, whose term begins the July 1 following the fall election. The rationale for having the Chief Delegate wait to take office until July 1 is to allow the newly elected Chief Delegate to have a full year in the role to get oriented and be fully up to speed on House of Delegates activities. The House of Delegates historically takes place in May or June annually. With this motion the same rationale is being applied to the PTA Caucus Representative in order for the PTA Caucus Representative to have a full year in the role to get oriented and fully up to speed on PTA Caucus activities. The PTA Caucus historically takes place at the same time of year as the House of Delegates.
ARTICLE XII. FINANCES
Section 3: Dues
The Chapter dues shall be as follows in 2006:
Physical Therapist: $156.00 (increasing by $6.00 per year)
Physical Therapist-Post Professional Student: $90.00
Physical Therapist Assistant: $79.00 (increasing by $3.00 per year)
Life Physical Therapist $0
Life Physical Therapist Assistant: $0
Student Physical Therapist and Student Physical Therapist Assistant: $15.00
Retired Physical Therapist: $0
Retired Physical Therapist Assistant: $0
Corresponding Student: $15
Dues are not to exceed Association dues without the specific approval of any excess by the Board of Directors of the Association. The Board of Directors may, at its discretion, suspend the annual dues increase of any given year. All dues changes approved by the Chapter membership and approved by the Association’s Board of Directors before the Association’s deadline will become effective on the first of the Association’s next fiscal year.
Student Physical Therapist and Student Physical Therapist Assistant member dues are for 12 months from the time of renewal or join date. As of the last day of the graduation month, the Student Physical Therapist or Student Physical Therapist Assistant member automatically converts to the Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant member category for the remainder of the 12 months of membership. Once the membership remainder expires, these new Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant members are eligible for one year of membership at 50% of the Association and chapter dues rate for a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant member.
All dues shall be for the period specified in the Association bylaws and shall be payable following the Association’s schedule.
All dues changes approved by the Chapter membership and approved by the Association’s Board of Directors before the Association’s deadline will become effective on the first of the Association’s next fiscal year.
The Board of Directors may offer reduced rates for Chapter dues as an incentive to promote membership. Any decision by the Board of Directors to reduce the dues as an incentive to promote membership requires the Board of Directors to communicate the decision and rationale to the membership no later than the next business meeting. The Board also will collect metrics to determine the effectiveness of the dues reduction on membership efforts.
Support Statement: The proposed bylaws change allows the WPTA to be more flexible in participating in membership pilots such as the expansion of Career Starter Dues over a 5 year period that is being led by the APTA. Innovative pilot programs that involve temporary dues reductions may remove some of the financial barriers to membership and encourage continued membership. The language also directs the Board of Directors to communicate decisions to all members to ensure transparency. The requirement to collect metrics is meant to ensure that data is used to assess the effectiveness of any incentive programs so that informed decisions can be made to continue, adjust, or terminate any dues reduction program as an incentive to promote membership.
A Student's Guide to Spring Conference
Posted on February 27, 2014
A Student Guide to Spring Conference
Education Sessions and Event Highlights
Like the WPTA Student Page for Conference Updates, Highlights, and General Student Information!
Additional Programming and Information can be found on the WPTA Website at www.wpta.org
Education Sessions – Take your Learning to Another Level!
Course: Reactive Rehabilitation with Resistance
Take your neuro-reeducation, therapeutic exercises, and therapeutic activities to another level.
Level: All Levels Welcome
Half Day Course: Thursday 8 am- 12 pm
Course: 10 Medical Conditions: Do Not Want to Miss List for Clinicians
Make sure you recognize the signs and symptoms of these 10 conditions.
Level: All Levels Welcome
Half Day Course: Friday 8 am – 12 pm
Course: Diagnostic Imaging: How it Should Be Understood and Utilized in Physical Therapist Practice
Learn a method to assess common diagnostic imaging results and what it means for your treatments.
Half Day Course: Friday 2 pm – 5 pm
Events Not To Miss
Lunch and Issues Forum – Registered Student Attendees Welcome
12 pm – 2 pm
Network with Wisconsin Clinicians and take part in this luncheon meeting discussing the issues facing Wisconsin Physical Therapist.Topic may include legislative concerns, billing, or practice related issues.
Welcome and Poster Presentation – Registered Student Attendees Welcome
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
View poster presentations from students around Wisconsin. You’ll see amazing work being done by students and learn too!
Awards Dinner – Must Register in Advance
Meet this year’s WPTA honorees. Students and clinicians will be recognized. Pre-registration for
this event is required.
Business Lunch – Registered Student Members Welcome
12 pm – 2 pm
Sit in on this year’s Business Lunch and learn about the key issues and topics of the WPTA. You must
be a WPTA member to attend the business meeting.
WPTA Spring Conference Poster Presentation Info Now Available
Posted on February 26, 2014
Special Olympics FunFitness Seeks Volunteers
Posted on February 19, 2014
Special Olympics FUNFitness – Who is the winner?
camaraderie energy optimism excitement enthusiasm
positive attitudes inspiring tremendous meaningful happiness
amazing positive energy fun enjoyable valuable joy
Wouldn’t you love to practice in this environment? These are some of the powerful words used by PTs, PTAs and PT students to describe their experience volunteering for the Special Olympics FUNFitness event.
FUNFitness is a fitness screening offered each year to Wisconsin Special Olympics athletes at the Indoor Sports Tournaments held in Oshkosh. The screenings utilize the skills of PTs, PTAs and PT students to perform measurements of the athletes’ flexibility, functional strength, aerobic function and balance. The athletes are then instructed in appropriate exercises to improve any areas identified as needing improvement. There is also a role for non-clinical volunteers at the screenings – registration, guiding athletes through the stations and collecting completed data collection forms. FUNFitness is a component of the larger Healthy Athletes program within the Special Olympics organization. The goals of Health Athletes are to… 1) Improve access to healthcare services; 2) Facilitate appropriate community referrals for various healthcare services; 3) Document the health status and health needs of the athletes; and 4) Recruit and train health professionals to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We require approximately 65 volunteers at each event to screen the hundreds of athletes who want to take part in the screening.
Here are some quotes from previous FUNFitness volunteers…
“I had a blast at the Special Olympics FUNFitness screening. The joy on the faces of the athletes was by far the best part of my day. I take pride and happiness in knowing I may have helped in providing enjoyment for many of the athletes.”
“Having very little previous exposure to those who are mentally and physically handicapped I was a little nervous initially about volunteering for FUNFitness. The spirited and cheerful athletes quickly put any of my previous doubts to rest. Their (the athletes’) energy and optimism filled the room and descended upon me throughout the day.”
“I was inspired by the positive attitudes of all the athletes… Two quotes in particular resonate in my mind: “Even though we didn’t win, we all had fun, and that’s what really matters” and “Thank you so much for caring””
“Participating in FUNFitness at Special Olympics was a great experience that I would recommend to all students. It was great practice to put the PT skills I’ve been learning to use with a group of people other than my fellow students. My confidence improved and the event increased my excitement to become a PT.”
“They (the athletes) are amazing people and really made me take a moment to reflect on myself and my own life and realize my hardships are not things I should really be stressing out about.”
“The highlight for me was seeing 2 athletes I had treated as preschoolers, now young adults and playing basketball. It was great to see how well they were doing, and, in one case, to see family members as well.”
“I had a tremendous experience. I was able to practice many clinical skills while making a positive contribution to society.”
“The experience was very meaningful and enjoyable.”
“I also enjoyed working with other PT students, PTAs and also PTs. I learned a lot from talking to these people and also from observing how they practiced.”
“I love the camaraderie of working with PTs, PTAs and PT students and seeing them enthused about what they are doing and to see how enthused the athletes are about their events.”
“Some of the people coming with the athletes were obviously parents. It reinforced to me how organizations like Special Olympics not only help the athletes but also provide support for parents in their attempts to integrate their grown children into a meaningful social network.”
Quotes like these beg the question… Who is the winner here – the athletes or the volunteers? Obviously both benefit from the experience! FUNFitness is one of the ways that we as professionals can “give back” and share our time and talents to those who can benefit most from them. We’d love to add your thoughts! Come join the experience and volunteer for FUNFitness! The next event is Saturday April 5th in Oshkosh and we can really use your help. Contact Lois Harrison at email@example.com with any questions! Hope to see you there!
2014 Spring Conference Brochure Now Available!
Posted on February 13, 2014
The WPTA 2014 Spring Conference brochure is available by clicking here.
Online registration coming soon!
NWD 9/16/13 Meeting Minutes
Posted on December 23, 2013
Northwest District Meeting Minutes
September 16, 2013
Catalyst Sports Medicine, Hudson WI
This meeting of the NWD was held in conjunction with the St. Croix Valley Journal Club meeting. Discussion of the AAOS Knee Osteoarthritis Clinical Practice Guidelines facilitated by Daniel Teece, PT, DPT, OCS and J.W. Matheson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS. CEUs were awarded for all participants.
Update from the Board of Directors meeting in Madison, July 2013
Reminder that the Fall Conference is in the Wisconsin Dells
The WPTA is working towards workers compensation reform. By law, patients have the right to choose where they receive their rehabilitation when on workers compensation. Currently, approximately 60% are told where to go for PT.
Working to finalize the 2014 WPTA budget
Shani shared that there are some grants/scholarships from the state in the Partners Program. She is finding out more information.
Shani shared that the WPTA level there are groups called Special Interest Groups (SIGs). There is a Private Practice SIG, Clinical Education SIG and PTA SIG. Contact the Shani if you would like more information or to get involved in any of these great groups.
Dry needling—the acupuncturists are attempting to get dry needling removed from PT practice. The WPTA is working to prevent this from happening
The WPTA is currently working on a legal consultation regarding PTs ordering X-rays. The WPTA Executive Committee authorized the creation of a task force specific to x-ray ordering by physical therapists, and Bill Boissonault has agreed to serve as chair. Other task force members include: Rob Worth, Dennis Kaster, and Paul Reuteman.
WPTA budget consideration may be the loss of the Section on Geiratrics (accounts for a substantial portion of the budget about 25%) In accordance with the contract between the WPTA and the Section on Geriatrics, the WPTA has secured a one year extension for 2014. This is the only extension that is provided in the contract so any work that extends into 2015 will require a new contract. The WPTA has told the Section on Geriatrics that we intend to submit a three year contract from 2015 – 2017 by September 1. The Section on Geriatrics is likely to have a competitive bid process for an association management contract for 2015 and beyond.
Gwyn Straker is doing a grant for the Healthy Wisconsin program with goals to reach the rural areas. If she achieves that grant she will be looking for help. Shani will be asking people to participate in this program. If you know you have interest, you can contact Shani now as well.
Treasurers report: $10,866.01
In May, the WPTA BOD approved a 50% deduction to all fall and spring conferences for the Executive Committees of each district (this would be the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer). It was discussed at that meeting, that it may be a nice benefit for the districts to do that same for all Committee Chairs (i.e. PR chair, Membership Chair)
Motion: the NWD of the WPTA will provide 50% reimbursement for the fall and spring WPTA conference to all Committee Chairs. Motion seconded. Motion passed.
Foundation for PT: Nicole shared that at the May BOD meeting, Bill Boissonnault requested funds for a new project within the Foundation for PT. The WPTA did commit $75,000 to this. There was discussion regarding district contribution. Here is the thorough background from the May BOD meeting minutes:
Mr. Boissonnault presented information on the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s initiative to fund a Center of Excellence for Health Services/Health Policy Research (COE). The goal is to raise more than $3 million for research for health services.
The COE would address issues such as innovative practice models, reimbursement models, and health and wellness models. It would provide data on the effectiveness of physical therapy practice in the emerging health care delivery models for physical therapy.
Background: Physical therapists need to convince those outside APTA of the benefits of PT, so there needs to be research regarding outcomes and efficacy. There is a need for data to help PTs get to the table for health care. The urgency is coming from the profession’s need. We urgently need more data but we don’t have enough PTs who have the skills to organize, finance and develop health services research.
The Foundation is not a political organization and its purpose is to raise money and get it into the hands of researchers to use to fund high impact research, which is defined by APTA members. Currently there are grants and scholarships available already for clinical research. This will not be taking money away from the clinical research but will be in conjunction. It will focus on teaching people how to do research.
A COE facility could be one institution, part of a health system or several institutions. It could be housed at one site or part of a network. $2.5 million dollars would be going to the COE and then $500,000/year for 5 years to provide scholarships and post-doctorate fellowships.
APTA pledged $1 million to the Foundation research. It is apriority of APTA is to develop patient data registries (Outcome databases). This will allow APTA to be able to present to the public what treatment it would take to result in specific outcomes. We need researchers to understand how to do the research, organize it and present the data.
Discussion regarding what other districts have contributed is unknown. Consensus to table until January meeting and for Nicole to provide a thorough summary of this request (as above) in the meeting minutes for all to review.
Chapter goals: it is time to redo our chapter goals. Shani shared that one goal she has is to reach out to more areas, especially rural, within our district. Remember that our district extends to Superior. More to come on goals
Please contact Shani if interested
Sept 21-22, Shani Johnson is teaching “Pelvic Floor, Stranger No More!”
January 10, 2014, Paul Reutman and Chris Durall “Evaluating and Treating Shoulder and Upper Quarter Pain” will be held in Eau Claire—mark your calendar
Mentorship Opportunity for 2nd year PT students at Concordia. Contact Shani if interested.
St Croix Journal Club: Monday, October 21 from 6-730
NWD: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Nicole Marquardt, PT
NWD Continuing Education Chair
Physical Therapy Named a 'Top Job' for 2014
Posted on December 18, 2013
Physical Therapy Named a 'Top Job' for 2014
Physical therapists (PTs) have been listed among the career paths with the strongest recent growth and most potential for expansion in the future, with rates of increase greater than registered nurses and database administrators, among others.
According to rankings from Forbes magazine, PTs are the fifth strongest-growth professionals, behind software developers and market research analysts, but ahead of web developers and petroleum engineers. The ratings were based on a recent study(.pdf) by Career Builder and Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.
The Career Builder study projects that the US workforce will grow by 4.4% 2013–2017 and estimates the PT workforce to increase by 13% during the same time. The study's total projected number of PTs in the workforce is roughly similar to projections generated by the APTA Workforce Task Force, which has created supply and demand scenarios based on rates of attrition and other factors.
Updated NGS LCD Language on Coverage of Maintenance Therapy for Medicare Patients
Posted on December 18, 2013
Section 1862(a)(1)(A) of the SSA states: “No Medicare payment shall be made for expenses incurred for items or services which . . . are not reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury or to improve the functioning of a malformed body member.”
Services which do not meet the requirements for covered therapy services in Medicare manuals are not payable as therapy services. Services related to activities for the general good and welfare of patients, such as general exercises to promote overall fitness and flexibility, and activities to provide diversion or general motivation, do not constitute (covered) therapy services for Medicare purposes. Services related to recreational activities such as golf, tennis, running, etc., are also not covered as therapy services.
To be considered reasonable and necessary, the services must meet Medicare guidelines. The guidelines for coverage of outpatient therapies have basic requirements in common.
There must be an expectation that the patient’s condition will improve significantly in a reasonable (and generally predictable) period of time.
If an individual’s expected rehabilitation potential would be insignificant in relation to the extent and duration of therapy services required to achieve such potential, therapy would not be covered because is not considered rehabilitative or reasonable and necessary.
When there is limited potential for restoration of function, establishment of a safe and effective maintenance program must require the unique skills of a therapist.
A therapy plan of care is developed either by the physician/NPP, or by the physical therapist who will provide the physical therapy services, or the occupational therapist who will provide the occupational therapy services, (only a physician may develop the plan of care in a CORF). The plan must be certified by a physician/NPP.
All services provided are to be specific and effective treatments for the patient’s condition according to accepted standards of medical practice; and the amount, frequency, and duration of the services must be reasonable.
The services that are provided must meet the description of skilled therapy below.
Services that do not require the professional skills of a therapist to perform or supervise are not medically necessary. The skills of a therapist may also be furnished by an appropriately trained and experienced physician or NPP, or by an assistant (PTA, OTA) appropriately supervised by a therapist. Therefore, if a patient’s therapy can proceed safely and effectively through a home exercise program, self management program, restorative nursing program or caregiver assisted program, payment cannot be made for therapy services. Consider the following points when determining if a service is skilled.
Rehabilitative therapy occurs when the skills of a therapist (as defined by the scope of practice for therapists in each state) are necessary to safely and effectively furnish a recognized therapy service, whose goal is improvement of an impairment or functional limitation.
The services shall be of such a level of complexity and sophistication or the condition of the patient shall be such that the services required can only be safely and effectively performed by a qualified clinician, or therapists supervising assistants. Services that do not require the skills of a therapist are not considered reasonable or necessary therapy services, even if they are performed or supervised by a therapist, physician or NPP.
While a beneficiary’s particular medical condition is a valid factor in deciding if skilled therapy services are needed, a beneficiary’s diagnosis or prognosis should never be the sole factor in deciding that a service is or is not skilled. The key issue is whether the skills of a qualified therapist are needed to treat the illness or injury, or whether the service(s) can be carried out by non-skilled personnel.
Therapy is not required to effect improvement or restoration of function where a patient suffers a transient and easily reversible loss or reduction in function which could reasonably be expected to improve spontaneously as the patient gradually resumes normal activities (CMS Publication 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, chapter 15, section 220.2(C)). Patients must require the unique skills of a therapist to realize improved function in order for therapy to be covered. For example, therapy may not be covered for a fully functional patient who developed temporary weakness from a brief period of bed rest following abdominal surgery. It is reasonably expected that as discomfort reduces and the patient gradually resumes daily activities, function will return without skilled therapy intervention.
If at any point in the treatment of an illness or injury it is determined that the treatment is not rehabilitative, or becomes repetitive and does not require the unique skills of a therapist, the services are non-covered.
There may be circumstances where the patient, with or without the assistance of an aide or other caregiver, does activities planned by a clinician. Although these activities may be supportive to the patient’s treatment, if they can be done by the patient, aides or other caregivers without the active participation of qualified professional/auxiliary personnel, they are considered unskilled.
If a patient’s limited ability to comprehend instructions, follow directions, or remember skills that are necessary to achieve an increase in function, is so severe as to make functional improvement very unlikely, rehabilitative therapy is not required, and therefore, is not covered. However, limited services in these circumstances may be covered with supportive documentation, if the skills of a therapist are required to establish and teach a caregiver a safety or maintenance program.
This does not apply to the limited situations where rehabilitative therapy is reasonable and achieving meaningful goals is appropriate, even when a patient does not have the ability to comprehend instructions, follow directions or remember skills. Examples include sitting and standing balance activities that help a patient recover the ability to sit upright in a seat or wheel-chair, or safely transfer from the wheelchair to a toilet.
This also does not apply to those patients who have the potential to recover abilities to remember or follow directions, and treatment may be aimed at rehabilitating these abilities, such as following a traumatic brain injury.
The use of therapy equipment such as therapeutic pools or gym machines alone does not necessarily make the treatment skilled.
Medicare does not cover packaged or predetermined therapy services or programs, such as Back Schools or pre-operative joint classes with preset educational activities and exercises for all participants involved. Services must be individualized, medically necessary and require the unique skills of a therapist. (Packaged or predetermined therapy services do not apply to post-surgical protocols that provide ranges and guidance.)
Services which do not meet the requirements for covered therapy services under Medicare are not payable using codes and descriptions for therapy services. Also, services not provided under a therapy plan of care, or provided by staff that are not qualified or appropriately supervised are not covered, payable therapy services
The specialized skill, knowledge and judgment of a therapist may be required, and services are covered, to design or establish the maintenance program, assure patient safety, train the patient, family members, caregiver, and/or unskilled personnel and make infrequent but periodic reevaluations of the program. The services of a qualified professional are not necessary to carry out a maintenance program, and are not covered under ordinary circumstances. The patient may perform such a program independently or with the assistance of unskilled personnel, caregivers or family members. For circumstances in which the patient’s safety is at risk, services shall be covered when the skilled maintenance program is carried out by the qualified professional/auxiliary personnel (e.g., where there is an unhealed, unstable fracture) with documented justification.
Maintenance programs can take several forms.
Individual Activities Concurrent with Rehabilitative Treatment
An individualized plan of exercise and activity for patients and their caregiver(s) may be developed by clinicians to maintain and enhance a patient’s progress during the course of skilled therapy, as well as after discharge from therapy services. Such programs are an integral part of therapy from the start of care and should be updated and modified as the patient progresses. Therapist skills are required to develop and revise the program, and train the patient and/or caregiver to follow it. As the patient or caregiver masters an activity or exercise, transition to a maintenance program for completion of the activity or exercise is expected. Prior to discharge, the maintenance program may be revised based on the patient’s attained functional status so that the patient does not regress or lose important functional skills, or to gain further improvement. Maintenance programs are not covered if established after the rehabilitative therapy has been completed (i.e., after the long term goals for the rehabilitative therapy have been achieved).
Evaluation and Maintenance Program without Rehabilitation Therapy
When there is no expectation of significant functional improvement, therapy may be covered for the establishment of a safe and effective maintenance program to maintain or prevent decline in function. Maintenance program development and periodic monitoring are covered if the specialized knowledge and judgment of a therapist is required to design or establish the plan, assure patient safety, train the patient, family members and/or unskilled personnel, and make infrequent but periodic reevaluations of the plan. For example, the skills of a physical therapist (PT) may be covered to develop a maintenance program for a patient with multiple sclerosis for services intended to prevent or minimize deterioration in gait ability caused by the medical condition, when the patient’s current condition does not yet justify the need for rehabilitative physical therapy treatment. Evaluation, development of the program and training the family/caregivers would require the skills of a therapist. The services of a qualified professional are not necessary to carry out the maintenance program under ordinary circumstances. The patient may perform such a program independently or with the assistance of unskilled personnel or family members.
When patients with chronic progressive conditions experience a deterioration of function, rehabilitative therapy may be appropriate and reasonable to assist the patient in restoring lost function. Other times, the intent of therapy is not necessarily rehabilitative, but to develop a maintenance program to delay or minimize functional deterioration. Instructing patients and/or caregivers in a maintenance program required to delay or minimize functional deterioration in patients suffering from a chronic disease is not expected to require more than 2-4 visits. Supporting documentation is required to justify more than 4 visits. In addition, therapy may be intermittently necessary to determine the need for assistive equipment and/or establish/revise a program to maximize function.
Non-covered indications for maintenance programs include the following services.
Services considered to be routine or non-skilled (e.g., supportive nursing services)
Maintenance programs for patients without a complex condition that requires development of such a program by a skilled therapist
Exercises or activities that could have been transitioned to an independent or caregiver assisted program (e.g., consistently repetitive exercises/activities)
Non-cooperation by patient or caregiver(s)
Continuation of treatment solely for the purpose of staff training and education, or development of a formal maintenance program after rehabilitative therapy has been completed.
Position Statements Related to Physical Therapy Issued by PTEB
Posted on November 22, 2013
Do You Have 100% APTA/WPTA Membership at Your Facility?!
Posted on November 21, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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)
· 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.
NE DISTRICT EXECUTIVE BOARD