Becoming a Long-Term Physical Therapy Advocate

Published by APTA of Maryland


It is vital that PTs, PTAs, and students of physical therapy make a connection with their legislators, so they understand our priorities as a profession.
This course will teach you:
1. How and where to communicate with legislators
2. How to create a long term professional relationship with your legislator
3. Tips for Meeting with legislators
4. The Big Issue in 2019: The Physical Therapy Licensure Compact

Linda B. Horn, PT, DSc, MHS
Linda B. Horn, PT, DSc, MHS is an Assistant Professor and Director of Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Horn has over 30 years of clinical experience in a...More
Kevin Platt, PT, DPT, MBA, FACHE
Dr. Platt has administrative responsibility for the 51-bed, CARF-accredited Medical Rehabilitation Program at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. He began his career over 20 years ago, working with patients with traumatic brain injury at REHAB Hospital...More

Originally Published

January 28, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Becoming a Long-Term Physical Therapy Advocate - Video
  • Becoming a Long-Term Physical Therapy Advocate - Handout

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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