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Bri DeWitt Receives 2022 APTA Emerging Leader Award

In his letter to APTA nominating Bri DeWitt for this year’s Emerging Leader Award, APTA Hawaii President Nick Bronowski talked about Bri’s contributions as chair of our Education Committee and her leadership as part of APTA’s Academy of Pelvic Health, as well as her community leadership as a PT specializing in pelvic health and oncology…

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Hawaii Member Becomes a FAPTA – and a General

Hawaii Chapter member Deydre S. Teyhen, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, has had an eventful year, although she is no stranger to living an eventful life. In May, she learned she would receive the APTA Catherine Worthingham Fellow award. And last fall, she learned she would be the first physical therapist to become a US Army…

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Doug White Receives Lucy Blair Award Recognition at Kennedy Center Ceremony

Originally Published in APTA Hawaii’s e-Newsletter – October 2021 edition Posted on October 6, 2021 by Chapter Staff A recent transplant from Massachusetts, APTA Hawaii member Doug White, PT, DPT, Registered in Musculoskeletal sonography (RMSK), received the APTA Lucy Blair Service Award in 2020 – and received in-person recognition at the 2021 APTA Awards Ceremony…

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Reflections on a Golden Week

Centennial Celebration Weekend Events – Roll call. September 10-14, 2021. Omni Shoreham Hotel – Washington, D.C.      Yes, Hawaii was there. APTA Centennial Center Open House              Yes, Hawaii was there. APTA Presidents Forum                               …

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PTA Vote, Anti-Racism, and Ethical Concerns Top House of Delegates Actions

A couple of months ago I had no idea I would be filling in as Chief Delegate for Hawaii to the 2021 House of Delegates (HOD). I planned on being in Washington, DC for the Centennial and awards festivities. Since the HOD was the same weekend, I offered to help. When Jeremy Angaran was unable…

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First-Time Delegate Gains Perspective on Clinician Challenges

I am writing today to share more about what I gained than the actual events that took place during APTA’s Centennial Celebration and House of Delegates (HOD) 2021. As a new member to APTA Hawaii Chapter and first-time active participant in APTA since graduating PT school in 2012, I was honored to have the mentorship…

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APTA President Sharon Dunn’s Message About Facing the COVID-19 Challenges Together

APTA President Sharon Dunn’s letter to the membership about the challenges we’re facing during the COVID-19 epidemic and how we must face them getzonedup.com together.

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PT Role in the Opioid Crisis and Access to Rural Health Top APTA Federal Priorities

Posted on May 2, 2019 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – May 2019 From March 31 to April 2, 300 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and physical therapy students met in Washington, DC for the 2109 APTA Federal Affairs Forum (FAF). The advocacy objectives of the FAF are set by the…

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CSM 2019 in Washington DC Was a Chance To Redefine Who We Are

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – February 2019 Attending CSM in Washington, DC from January 23-26 and representing HAPTA was inspiring. We opened with Dr. Jerome Adams, US Surgeon General, who called for us to engage in collective futures together with new partnerships. His public…

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CSM Provides Launching Pad for HAPTA Activity in 2018

Posted on March 2, 2018 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – March 2018 CSM 2018 was such an interesting collection of information and New Orleans was such an interesting host city! APTA President Sharon Dunn spoke about APTA’s recent successes, like our six percent growth rate – which is double…

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