January 2024

President Message

Hello Members of the Physical Therapy World,

Happy New Year! We are already busy this year.

Our Public Policy Committee has been meeting with our Lobbyist at the State House, our Representatives, and the Green Mountain Care Board to help advocate for our profession and our patients. Thank you, Jeff Albertson, Michelle Downing, and Amber Hewston for your time on this. We are working hard to help increase payments, decreased administrative burdens, and improve access for our patients. I hope some of you will join us at the State House in Montpelier to help advocate in March. (It's not as stressful as it sounds)

We are sending our Federal Liaison Jennifer Simpson and our Chief Delegate, Amy Sheridan, to Washington DC in April to advocate on the federal level.

We ended last year with a great Annual Meeting and Educational Conference. Thank you to Joel Desautels and Elizabeth Sargent. We are looking forward to more educational opportunities throughout the year. Let us know if you would like to be part of our planning committee.

I want to thank Michelle Downing for taking on another term as our Treasurer and Elizabeth Sargent for being elected as our Secretary. It is a pleasure to work side by side with such knowledgeable, kind, and motivated professionals.

I will be headed to the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Boston next month to represent us at the leadership meetings. I look forward to meeting and socializing with any of you who may be down there at CSM at our members Social Party.

Please feel free to reach out if you will be at CSM, want to be more involved in our advocacy, or have ideas of concerns that you would like us to be aware of. 

I hope this year finds you well and fills you with joy. 


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Going to CSM in Boston?

Stop by and say "hi". Grab some appetizers and a drink

There are several opportunities to give back to the community while in Boston.

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State Legislative Update

Physical Therapy Lobby Day

Last year we had a successful Lobby Day which helped pass the PT Compact Bill. Let’s keep the momentum going. Plan to join us and just talk “everything PT”.

Set up and prep will begin at 7:45am. Meeting with legislators will begin at 10am. Join us when you can.

 Sign up here to let us know you can attend and we will follow up with more details.

Chapter / Member Higlights

The following APTA VT Board of Directors were elected for 2024 - 2025

Secretary: Elizabeth Sargent

Treasurer: Michelle Downing