Upcoming event

    • 30 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Doheny Campus – School of Physical Therapy 10 Chester Place Los Angeles, California 90007

    Physical Therapist Make A Stand CA Independent Physical Therapist Take Align To Federal Court

    Doctor Paul Gaspar, DPT

    President of Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy

    President of Independent Physical Therapist of California

    Dr. Gaspar is the President of Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy, a PT-owned private practice with 7 clinics in North San Diego County.  He has served on many board and committee positions for our profession:

    1.  Director, California Physical Therapy Association

    2. Trustee, APTA PT PAC

    3.  Vice President, CA Private Practice Group

    4.  Chair, Cal PT PAC

    5.  Chair, CPTA Referral for Profit Committee

    6, Member, CPTA Government Relations Committee

    7. PPS Awards Committee

    8. Director, National PT Business Alliance

    Paul has a long history of advocacy for PTs and private practice owners. He currently serves as President of the Independent Physical Therapists of California, a PT business organization focused on fair payment issues.  

    Dr. Gaspar will be presenting explaining the details and answering questions regarding the federal unfair competition lawsuit against Align Networks and One Call Medical.  

    Grassroots Advocacy and Legislative Updates

    Chris Reed MPT, OCS, ATC

    Orthopedic Physical Therapist with Agile Physical Therapy

    Chair of CPTA’s Government Affairs Committee

    Chris Reed is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and practices as an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist with Agile Physical Therapy in Palo Alto, California.  He graduated with a BS in Exercise and Sports Sciences from Oregon State University and received his Masters of Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary’s University.  He has served in leadership roles with multiple organizations, including CPTA:

    1. Currently Chris is the Chair of CPTA's Government Affairs Committee
    2. Trustee of the CAL-PT-PAC
    3. Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates.

    Mr. Reed will be presenting activities the CPTA Government Affairs Committee has been working on this past year, including Students being classified as employees, ATC licensing in the State of California, Animal Rehabilitation and Pediatric Issues. Discussion will also include possible legislative actions in the future.

    Mr. Reed will discuss grassroots advocacy and what impact it can have on your profession.  He will cover simple and quick tools you can use to connect with your state legislators on issues important to the profession. 


    6:00 – 6:30 pm Social Hour with Beer, Sodas and Waters

    6:30 – 9:30 pm Dinner Meeting and Speakers

    Parking – $5.00

    CEU’s Approved


    Must be made on-line at www.CAPPG.org

    Contact Dave Powers at palisadespt@aol.com or 310-871-8210 if you have any questions.


So Many Resources Available

The CPTA has an amazing collection of resources available to members to assist Physical Therapist with informing their clients and patients with information on Direct Access as well as a large number of Direct Access Marketing Materials. 

Go to the CPTA Website and follow the link under advocacy.

Direct Access Disclosure

The public can now directly access physical therapist in CA.

The law requires physical therapist to provide a 14-point font written disclosure delineating the time period and the pain of care sign off and exam requirement as a condition for treatment by a physical therapist beyond the 45 days/12 visits.

Resourceful Links

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