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To advance the physical therapy profession over the next 100 years, we must understand the current state of practice throughout the world and in the USA as well as how we got to this point in our history. This presentation will describe the history of the PT professional development and advocacy to attain practice rights and provide an overview of the current physical therapy practice rights in the USA and internationally.
To advance our profession as we enter our next century, an interactive visioning exercise will take place to consider what practice may/should look like and what it will take to attain the vision for a successful future. To set this discussion up, a global and US-specific history of advocacy efforts overview will be provided, along with the current state of practice.
About The Speaker(s)
William Boissonnault is professor-emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds multiple adjunct physical therapy faculty positions. He recently served as Executive VP of Professional Affairs, APTA. He has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to direct access, diagnostic imaging, and medical screening, and has provided direct access consultation to over 90 hospitals/health systems. Dr. Boissonnault has served as president of the Academy of Orthopaedic PT, APTA, and the Foundation for Physical Therapy, Inc. He has received: APTA's Baethke-Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching and Lucy Blair Service Award, APTA's Academy of Physical Thera Education Distinguished Educator Award.
Dr. Ken Olson is a private practitioner in DeKalb, Illinois and an adjunct faculty member at Northern Illinois University. He is the Immediate-Past-President of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) and is a past president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). He is also past-chairperson of the IPTA legislative committee, the AAOMPT Practice Affairs committee, and the APTA Manipulation workgroup. He has lectured internationally on topics related to advocacy and manual physical therapy examination and management of spine and TMD and is author of the textbook Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine 3d ed. Elsevier, 2022.