Building a stronger profession and better health care…. together
- iPT is a ‘big umbrella’ organization! Membership is OPEN to ALL physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in legal employment settings, including members and non-members of APTA/CPTA.
- iPT will be focused on clinical education and advocating for the interests practicing PTs, their patients, and students desiring to practice PT.
- iPT’s educational outreach, vision and strategy will be crafted by practicing physical therapists, with no influence from lobbyists or staff.
- iPT will use grassroots, media, legal, and marketing opportunities to improve the clinical and business opportunities for its members.
- iPT will adhere to APTA Ethical Guidelines, support access to physical therapy services, and robustly oppose inherent conflicts of interest, including physician referral for profit relationships.
**Strong principles, accountability, no conflicts of interest**
The Core 5: Keeping Our Practices Alive
iPT will rigorously advocate for all tenets of APTA Vision 2020 and will always act based on what is right for patients, physical therapy practices, and the public at-large. iPT will never make decisions based on fear. It is not helpful and is not the right, moral, or principled thing to do.
2. Quality Leadership
Membership organizations can accomplish a lot when their leaders actively pursue information regarding members needs. Leaders should respectfully listen to and hear their members’ concerns. Members with dissenting views should never be treated as second-class citizens. Organizations that want everyone to agree on everything all the time usually accomplish very little.
3. Accountability and Transparency
iPT will have an open and transparent policy with its members. It will always take responsibility for its mistakes, as well as it successes. It will encourage bringing disagreements and conflict to the forefront for professional debate and will discourage sweeping professional issues under the rug.
4. Conflict of Interest
iPT’s principles will be guided by its members and leadership without any influence from lobbyists, public officials, or other non physical therapists, who may not be looking out for the best interests of our patients and practices.
5. Culture of Competence
iPT will have a culture of competence, professionalism, and success, as well as a ‘can do’ attitude. We cannot allow the past failures of our profession to dictate our future. We will not be discouraged or dissuaded from presenting ourselves as, or becoming, more than just ancillary service providers.
Board of Directors
Treasurer- Dr. Chuck Felder, PT, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Relations Director- Sandy Sheklow, PT, email@example.com
Public Policy- Dr. Jeff Fairley, DPT