Why is it important that you get involved?

Individuals that get involved are effective at impacting the profession! Teamwork and collaboration will help us improve our profession! The best way to ensure that your profession is being molded into the profession you want is to participate in the inner workings of the KPTA and APTA. Being involved doesn't necessarily mean that all your time is consumed by your involvement. It may be as simple as volunteering at a conference, sitting on a committee that meets once a month, or participating during legislative day at the Capitol.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the KPTA staff office by emailing or by calling . There are several committees that would be happy to have your help and input. Below is a listing of KPTA committees - consider sharing your talents with one:

Public Relations: Enhances communication across and among all elements of the organization while increasing the public's awareness of physical therapy. OPEN...interested?

Ethics: Serves as a resource for ethical/legal practice in the profession. [Contact: Yvonne Colgrove, PT, PhD]

Nominating: Prepares a slate of names for elected officers and delegates to the APTA House of Delegates [Contact: Krista Kellogg, PT]

Bylaws: Revises Chapter Bylaws as needed to assure compliance with APTA Bylaws and ensures they continue to serve the needs of the Chapter [Contact: Christina Wisdom, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT ]

Professional Competency Committee: Assesses continuing education to assure it meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for approval. [Contact: Julie Newman, PTA]

Legislative Committee: Represents KPTA on legislative issues such as direct access, term protection, practice protection (e.g., manipulation), etc. [Contact: Jennifer Caswell, PT, DPT]

Membership Committee: Motivates non-members, lapsed members, students, etc., to become members of APTA/KPTA, and promotes members to be active in the association. [Contact: Nicole Hogan, PT]

One committee member needed - click here for more details

Reimbursement Committee: Educates insurers/payors and members about reimbursement issues. [Contact: Aimee Riegel, PT, DPT]

Two to three committee members needed - click here for more details

Programming Committee: Assists in the planning and presentation of KPTA conferences. Terry Butler, PT (Interim Chair)/ OPEN..interested?

Research Committee: Identifies and publicizes research activities within the state and assists members in utilizing evidence based practice. Stephen Jernigan, PT, DPT

Click here for open positions.

Standards & Practice Committee: Assists members with questions about standards of practice, such as supervision, etc. Chelsie Harper Beall, PT, DPT

One committee member needed - click here for more details


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