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  • ON APRIL 19TH TEAM TPTA SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE BP MS 150 BIKE RIDE FROM LA GRANGE TO AUSTIN. THE BP MS 150 IS A TWO-DAY FUND-RAISING BIKE RIDE ORGANIZED BY THE NATIONAL MS SOCIETY SOUTH CEN-TRAL REGION. THIS RIDE IS THE LARGEST OF THE 100 BIKE MS EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES WITH APPROXIMATELY 13,000 CYCLISTS, 3,500 VOLUNTEERS, AND COUNTLESS SPECTATORS ALONG THE ROUTE AND AT THE FINISH LINE IN AUSTIN.

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    Inside This IssuePRESIDENTS MESSAGEEXECUTIVE DIRECTORS NOTEBOOKMEMBERSHIP MATTERS TEAM TPTAAC2015 CONFERENCE BROCHUREAWARD NOMINATIONS DISTRICT NEWS & MOTIONSLEGISLATIONIN THE NEWS

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    The Ride of a Lifetime!By Amber Townsley,

    TPTA Staff

    Here are a few highlights from my personal experience:

    Sunday Start Line: This ride normally starts in Houston but with the crazy rain the week before, the first day of the ride was cancelled and everyone was instructed to meet in La Grange for a Sunday morning start. Al-though we were bummed, we knew that a ride of this size would not have can-celled the first day if there was not gen-uine concern for the safety of everyone involved. Sunday morning came early and it seemed like one of those hurry up and wait scenarios. It was a rush to find each other and get to the start line but once we were lined up we had plenty of time to snap a few pictures and chat with others around us.

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    Team TPTA at the start line in La Grange; From L to R: Penny Thomas, Adrianna Laprea, Amber Townsley, Ann Huffstetter

    Research Abstracts for Poster Presentations Now Being Accepted Abstracts related to physical therapy are requested in the broad categories of experimental research, education, case studies, and special interests. Given the breadth of the special interest category, submissions are anticipated to reflect a wide range of practice related issues, including innovations in service delivery.

    NOTE: Only Poster presentations are being accepted. The poster presenta-tions will be at the TPTA 2015 Annual Conference to be held October 22-25, 2015 at the Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, TX. The deadline for submitting abstracts is August 1, 2015. Poster presenters will be required to complete a Saturday Only registra-tion if not already registered for the full conference.

    Submit a Proposal

  • Volume 70, Number 2A publication of the

    Texas Physical Therapy Associationwww.tpta.org

    P U B L I S H E RTexas Physical Therapy Association

    E D I TO RPaul Hardin

    E D I TO R I A L S TA F FTiffany Downey

    For more information, email Tiffany Downey or call (512) 477-1818. Synergy is digitally published quarterly by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, Inc., a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, 900 Congress Avenue, Suite 410, Austin, TX 78701, (512) 477-1818. Sub-scriptions at $30 per year are included in the Texas Chapter membership dues. Yearly subscriptions for APTA members are $50 and for non-APTA members are $115.

    TPTA does not endorse the products nor services of any of its advertisers or exhibitors.

    SYNERGY ADVERTISING RATESA 10% discount is available with prepaid advertising commitment of two to three issues; 15% discount for prepaid commitment of four issues.

    DISPLAY ADSAll display ads must be camera-ready. Prepayment and a signed contract are required. (All dimensions are width x height) $175 for 1/12 Page Ad (2 1/4 x 2 5/16) $259 for 1/6 Page Ad (2 1/4 x 4 5/8) $391 for 1/3 Page Ad (2 1/4 x 9 1/2 or 4 3/4 x 4 5/8) $563 for 1/2 Page Ad (7 1/4 x 4 5/8) $777 for 2/3 Page Ad (4 3/4 x 9 1/2) $995 for Full Page Ad (7 1/4 x 9 1/2)To receive a contract or for details on advertising opportunities and deadlines, contact Tiffany Downey at the TPTA chapter office; e-mail tiffany@tpta.org or phone (512) 477-1818. Synergy is a quarterly digi-tal publication.

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    Board Of DirectorsPRESIDENT Michael Connors, Fort Worth (president@tpta.org)

    VICE PRESIDENT Denise Gobert, Austin (d.gobert@alumni.utexas.net)

    SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY Lois Stickley, Canyon Lake (lois.stickley@txstate.edu)

    SECRETARY Venita Lovelace-Chandler, Garland

    -(vlc.phd.pt.pcs@gmail.com)

    TREASURER Lynne Hughes, San Antonio (lchpt@yahoo.com)

    CAPITAL AREA DISTRICT CHAIR Mark Milligan, (cad.apta@gmail.com)

    CENTRAL DISTRICT CHAIR Martha Acosta, San Antonio (acostamm@uthscsa.edu)

    COASTAL BEND DISTRICT CHAIR Jan Spigner, Corpus Christi (jspigner@delmar.edu)

    EAST TEXAS DISTRICT CHAIR Carla Gleaton, Lone Star (cgleaton@kilgore.edu)

    GREATER EL PASO DISTRICT CHAIR Bryan Boyea, El Paso (bryanpt1@hotmail.com)

    HEART OF TEXAS DISTRICT CHAIRS Kristi Trammell, Clifton (trammell.kristi@gmail.com)

    MIDWEST DISTRICT CHAIR Kimberly Mayes, Tuscola (kimmer45@hotmail.com)

    NORTH TEXAS DISTRICT CHAIR Meredith Brunette, Plano (meredith.brunette@gmail.com)

    PANHANDLE DISTRICT CO-CHAIRS Misty Miller, Canyon (mistymmiller@suddenlink.net)

    Marla Ehly, Canyon (mehly1999@yahoo.com)

    PERMIAN BASIN DISTRICT CHAIR vacant

    SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT CHAIR Collete Pientok, Houston (cpientok@gmail.com)

    SOUTH PLAINS DISTRICT CHAIR Brad Allen, Lubbok (brad.allen@ttuhsc.edu)

    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REP Kristi Trammell, Clifton (trammell.kristi@gmail.com)

    CHIEF DELEGATE Michael Geelhoed, San Antonio (geelhoed@uthscsa.edu)

    PTA CAUCUS REPRESENTATIVE Nicole Volek, Richmond (nicole@volek.us)

    Staff LiaisonsFor information in the areas listed below, contact the appropriate person via e-mail or by calling the TPTA chapter office at (512) 477-1818.

    Paul Hardin Government Affairs; Political Action Committee; Executive Director/CEO Ethics and Practice Committees; Administration (paul@tpta.org)

    Jenifer Leans Professional Development; Special Projects; Director, Meetings and Education APTA House of Delegates; Bylaws Committee; (jeni@tpta.org) Nominating Committee; Membership

    Nancy Rennaker Finance/Accounting Bookkeeper (nancy@tpta.org)

    Tiffany Downey Conferences and Expositions; PTA, Student Special Interest Manager, Membership and Groups; Advertising; Newsletters Communications (tiffany@tpta.org) Stacey Mather Continuing Competence Approval Program; Director, Payer Relations Payment Policy Committee; Practice Committee; Private and Payment Policy Practice SIG CCAP Administrator (stacey@tpta.org)

    Amber Townsley Continuing Competence Approval Program; Public Relations CCAP Administrator Committee; Research Committee (amber@tpta.org)

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    P R E S I D E N T S M E S S A G E

    WELL, HERE WE GO AGAIN! ANOTHER TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SESSION HAS ARRIVED AND ENDED ONCE AGAIN WITHOUT ACHIEVING IMPROVED ACCESS TO PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES FOR OUR PATIENTS. SO HOW DID WE ARRIVE AT THIS POINT YET AGAIN? HOW WERE WE UNSUCCESSFUL AT IMPROVING PATIENT ACCESS TO PHYSICAL THERAPY? WHAT MORE COULD HAVE BEEN DONE TO HELP ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF IMPROVING ACCESS TO PT FOR OUR PATIENTS?

    Well, first let me say that this outcome was not due