As an association, we often work quietly in the background to advocate for our beloved profession. Our role is to support your efforts to help people heal, move, and function by striving to preserve the viability of our profession. While we do our best to stay apprised of the challenges that you all face to access patients, be compensated for your skills, and maintain a deep pool of skilled therapists in Idaho to work in your clinics and hospitals, the truth is, we need your help to do this. We need to know of the unique challenges you face. Please reach out to us. We can be reached through email, our website, and on most social media platforms.

We are looking forward to providing more face-to-face continuing education courses and conferences but also providing streaming options and eventually, on demand education to you, our members. You can expect to see continuing education courses being hosted in the different regions of the state. If you would be willing to host a course in your clinical space or have a specific educational interest, please let us know.

We would like to build a community where therapists across the state collaborate and support each other. Most of us have difficult burning questions. We are going to trial virtual town hall meetings held on a quarterly basis. The meetings will be a facilitated forum for therapists across the state to have a place to work through challenges in both the practice and business side of practice. See our website for the calendar of upcoming town hall events so you can mark your calendars. The first town hall will be held on December 5th and we will be discussing the proposed changes to both the Rules of Practice and updates to the State Practice Act.

I love both the great state of Idaho and physical therapy. Thank you for your support.

Jonathan Gardunia, DPT
Chapter President