Around 250 UTC and Chattanooga State students, alumni, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants from Tennessee and North Georgia attended the 11th Annual Physical Therapy Forum on January 20.

The program included lunch and a presentation from guest speaker Dr. Justin Moore, vice president of the American Physical Therapy Association, on how health care reform could potentially affect the physical therapy profession. With the new health care legislation, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants could experience a variety of changes meant to enhance patient care, access, and value.

“Dr. Moore presented an outstanding lecture that clearly explained the important elements of the new health care reform legislation,” Dr. Randy Walker, UC Foundation Professor and Department Head of Physical Therapy, said. “His knowledge of the new law and how Congress acts made his presentation much more comprehensible and helped the attendees to better appreciate the health care problems the U.S. is facing.”

“This was one of the best forums we have had,” Walker continued. “Everyone I spoke with after the lecture was singing Dr. Moore’s praises.”

The Physical Therapy program partnered with the Chattanooga State Physical Therapist Assistant program for the event.

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