2016 Q1 LIST OF FUNDRAISER CONTRIBUTORS

Thank you to all of you listed below. 2016 Q1 checks have been mailed with proper documentation according to rules & regs in your name as contributors to your local PT-PACs. Help others find out about this fundraiser  and see your contributions multiply, making your state PAC strong!

Congrats!

  • APTAMD

Shannon Murphy

  • Arkansas PTA-PAC

Jacquelyn Gilbert- Gammon

  • California-PT-PAC

Stephen Clark, Yvette Sardillo, Ron Higa

  • California iPT-PAC

Rob Brandon, Jane Chapman, Doll Pratap

  • Florida PT-PAC

Alicia Nixon, Christopher Mulvey, Thomas Zeller, Emma and Eric Mason, Amber Kinney, Cassie Hatfield, Patricia Farese, Beth Patterson, Richard Gajo, Gaynell Anderson, Mir, Guanche, Colette Amit, Armin Loges, Lynn & Jeffrey Calandra, Michael Willett, Linda Krajewski, Brian Magna, Brett Reuter, Eric Stevenson.

  • Kentucky PTA - PAC

Armin Loges

  • Minnesota PT-PAC

Rusty Wallman, Nicholas Gigliotti, Toan Tran

  • North Dakota PTA-PAC

Blerim Dibra

  • New York PT-PAC

Craig Reinstein, Alex Golubenko

  • PT PAC of Missouri

Paula Wilson, Michael Gorman, Ryan Pretz

  • Tennessee PT-PAC

Shani Campbell

  • Texas PTA-PAC

Brett Carpenter, David Mallgrave, Petter Bentz, Catherine Pierce, Roy Rivera, Cary Malone

  • Utah PTA-PAC

Steven Brown

HERE IS HOW THIS WORKS...

No shortage of skepticism amongst PTs. I should know, I am one of the worst (Or the best, as I sincerely believe skepticism is a positive thing), so I figured I could clarify PT4PT and the #ourPack4urPAC campaign we created. 

First and foremost, let's agree on a few points: 

1.  As we all know, the most significant issues in physical therapy are in the state realm, meaning it is at the state level that our practice acts are decided. Scope of practice, autonomy and protection of our profession happens there, in the state level.

2.  However changes will happen, either defensively or otherwise, they are more easily done by our professional collective, best represented by our state professional associations (_PTA) - Fill the blank with your state letters...

3. Such changes require funds. Money. And this money needs to come from somewhere. It does not come from your annual dues if you are an association member and it does not fall from the sky if you are not a member. It usually comes from fundraising by some PTs and PTAs that have some passion and want to see PT succeed. If and when they succeed raising enough money (and let's face it, they never really raise enough money) and in turn we win whatever battle a given state is engaged, everyone benefits, members or not [Here I should mention that if we are not collectively organized and well planned, we have no chance at protecting anything. This is obvious and goes for any human endeavor, not just this].

In short, we need money. Lots of money.

We could beg you for some. Perhaps do some raffles or throw parties. It's all good, but historically fails. And always ends up being a small reach attempt in which always the same few "get hit" for donations.

OR

We could sell consumables that allow for a margin reasonable to make a difference, over time, from very small amounts month-in-month-out. In fact, consumables made cheaper to be a bargain and still raise funds.

You get the point.

You save by buying cheaper. And do your part by being the generator of funds for whatever state you choose.

And you still get the credit for it.

FOR THE PAC:

In turn, every quarter, PT4PT sends a check amounting to 50ç off of every pack of electrodes sold, to the respective PACs you, the buyer, chose.

The PAC receives the check along with documentation substantiating the contribution so they stay within the rules. Thats is why, upon checkout, you have to fill out information "for the PAC". It makes it so the PAC can accept the money being contributed and subsequently put it to good use. You, the buyer, become a contributing member of the system (for the better) simply by being a frugal consumer.

It is nothing but fiduciary responsibility. Think of it as frugality disguised in professional CIVICISM.

That's it.

No strings. No catch. No gimmick.

Do you want to see PT turn into a very strong, powerful and respected profession? It will take a lot of money. But PTs have been paying too much for their electrodes anyway. And they will keep on buying them anyway. Buy these and see change happen. 

Help us share this concept with other PTs and PTAs. Social media makes it really easy and convenient. You know what to do.

Think your hospital, SNF or university wouldn't purchase from us? Think again: We created the means for them to do so and not breach their policies and still get discounted prices. Direct them HERE.

You know what to do. 

Will you do it?

 

Armin

FLORIDA UPDATE BY TAD FISHER - FPTA CEO

Thanks so much to all who utilize PT4PT. Your support is making a difference in Florida PT Advocacy. We are working hard on the final passage of the FPTA priority legislation modernizing the Physical Therapy practice act. This week we hope to pass HB 107 and SB 450 on to Governor Scott to sign into law.

 

Here is our progress report for the week: HB 107 by Rep. Travis Cummings (R-Orange Park) and SB 450 by Senator Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring) modernize the Physical Therapy Practice Act through patient direct access and continuity of care. Specifically, the legislation modernizes the definition of “practice of physical therapy” to be consistent with comprehensive educational training and national trends. In addition, the bill ensures appropriate use of the title of a physical therapist and a physical therapist assistant. The legislation increases the direct access time frame for physical therapy treatment for patient from 21 days to 30 days.  The bills also ensures seasonal visitors with a referral or consult from a physician licensed in another state can continue care without interruption. 107 is on the calendar of bills ready for House floor consideration. On the Senate side, the full Senate took up and passed SB 450 by a vote of 37 to 0 on January 28th.

Tad Fisher, CEO

Florida Physical Therapy Association