TMNews: #67: Jan 21, 2018: Dry Needling in WA, Federal Advocacy Forum, & ft. Aaron Perez for STAND: The Haiti Project

It’s Monday, January 21, 2019: Download the episode here on iTunes or here on Stitcher (or, where ever you listen!)

Headlines:

  • Washington State has just introduced legislation that would add dry needling to the physical therapy state practice act…with a few rules and regulations. Rules include at least 300 hours of didactic, hands-on, and clinically review hours.
  • Registration for the Federal Advocacy Forum is now open! In this 3 day event, physical therapists will learn how to advocate for the profession on Capitol Hill–visiting legislators and educating the new ones on what PT is and how we help patients. Register for Federal Advocacy Forum here.
  • For those with autism in Virginia, the law might get better… a VA legislator has introduced legislation that would remove the policy that allows insurance companies to deny coverage to those over the age of 10 with autism–this includes medical and therapy services. Read more about the coverage for autism here.

This week, we’re supporting STAND: The Haiti Project as correspondent Whitney Doiron takes her second trip to help out this sustainable clinic in Port-au-Paix, Haiti. Check out this interview with Whitney and Aaron Perez, ortho PT extraordinaire.

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