Join the OPTA's Northwest District for a Continuing Education event, "Update from the APTA House of Delegates and the OPTA: Federal and State Legislative and Professional Issues in the Physical Therapy" on Tuesday, March 13. This presentation will address various topics related to current practice trends in the profession of physical therapy and the state and federal legislative issues that impact the profession. Topics/issues will include the motions passed in the 2017 House of Delegates (HOD); current motion concepts being proposed for the 2018 HOD; and state issues such as sub HB 131. The focus of the presentation will be on the pros/cons of, impact on, and consequences of these issues on the practice of PT as a profession. The role of the APTA and OPTA will also be addressed along with the professional responsibility of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
What: Update from the APTA House of Delegates and the OPTA: Federal and State Legislative and Professional Issues in Physical Therapy
Where: St. Luke’s Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd. Maumee, OH 43537, Auditorium B
When: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 for PT/PTA Professionals | Free for students
Speakers: Scott Euype, PT, DPT, Education Director, Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Sports Therapy & Michelle Masterson, PT, PhD is Chief Delegate for Ohio to the APTA House of Delegates and is also Director of the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Toledo.
CEUs: This presentation is pending Ohio approval for 2.0 CEUs
Registration Deadline: Please register by Monday, March 12, 2018
5:30-6:00 Registration and Light Refreshments
6:00-6:05 Overview of the APTA and OPTA (and the Northwest District)
6:10-6:30 National legislative issues
6:30-6:55 2017 HOD re-cap and 2018 HOD motion concepts
6:55-7:45 Ohio legislative issue (sub HB 131 and other issues)
7:45-8:00 Q and A
8:00-8:30 Northwest District Business meeting
After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the current practice trends that impact the profession of physical therapy
2. Explain state and federal legislative issues that will affect the practice of physical therapy
3. Discuss the role of the American Physical Therapy Association in advocating for the profession in regard to these trends and issues.
4. Discuss the importance of active involvement and advocacy of all physical therapists and physical therapists to advance the profession.
Scott Euype, PT, DPT, Education Director, Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Sports Therapy. Scott obtained Bachelor of Science Degree in biology from Grove City College in 1982. Scott obtained Certificate in physical therapy from Cleveland State University in 1987. He received a Master of Health Science from University of Indianapolis, Krannert School of Physical Therapy in 1996, and completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Marymount University, in 2008. He became an APTA Board Certified Orthopaedic clinical specialist in 1997, and was most recently recertified in 2017. Scott’s clinical interests are in cervicogenic headaches and dizziness, concussion management, and clinical education. He is also an adjunct, and holds graduate faculty status at the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Cleveland State University. Scott coordinates and performs physical therapy pro bono services at the Circle Health People’s Clinic, and at the Care Alliance Medical Center in Cleveland. He has held a variety of state and national leadership positions with the American Physical Therapy Association, and was a recipient of the 2015 Lucy Blair Service Award.
Michelle Masterson, PT, PhD is Chief Delegate for Ohio to the APTA House of Delegates and is also Director of the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Toledo. She served as Northwest District Continuing Education Co-Chair from 2007-2017.