Tag Archives: APTA

Saving Our Profession: My Journey in Professional Advocacy

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Have you ever felt called to do more for your profession but unsure where to start? That’s where I was, and I’m happy to share that being more involved is easier than you think. Here is my story: I walk into a room filled with physical therapists for a meeting to discuss state legislative issues. I don’t like politics, but I sure am concerned about the future of my profession, and that’s why I’m there. As I listen to the conversation, I cannot follow it. They are referring to procedures I don’t understand, using language I can barely interpret. I … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Director of Professional Development Featured in APTA’s ‘The Pulse’

Pulse Advice Corner With Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS

Derek Fenwick, PT, DPT, GCS and Director of Professional development for Infinity Rehab wrote an insightful article for the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) The Pulse. The article is an open letter to future physical therapists and physical therapist assistants about making the choice to enter a profession dedicated to helping people get back to the things they love every day. Dear future colleagues, First off, you have chosen a great career. Physical therapy has as much diversity in career paths as any profession in health care. You are in for a great life ahead of you. I’ve learned a … Continue reading

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month #AgeWell

October is National Physical Therapy Month. To celebrate, we are sharing the stories of our physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Today’s entry is written by Mike Sandman. He writes about his journey from traveling musician to working daily to enhance the life of every person he serves.   The meeting stories of our lives are important, whether they are how you met your spouse or your first day with a childhood pet. This is my meeting story with Physical Therapy. I was on the rebound from another Job, which seems now more like a youthful fling. After two years … Continue reading

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month #AgeWell

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October is National Physical Therapy Month. To celebrate, we are sharing the stories of our physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Today’s entry is written by Keri Poffel who shares her journey and dedication to working as a physical therapist. I began researching different careers in the late 80’s as I felt that I could do more and had taken my Associates Degree as a Veterinary Technician to the limits.  I did not want a desk job that much I knew.  I wanted to stay in the medical field, keep active and moving, and best of all I wanted to … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Director Featured on American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Panel

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Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS, Director of Professional Development for Infinity Rehab was recently featured as a speaker at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) NEXT Conference & Exposition held in Washington D.C. Fenwick, who is a member of the APTA Leadership Development Committee spoke during the “Leadership Transforming Society: Engaging the New Vision” panel. Topics discussed ranged from discussing the APTA vision statement – Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience. – to qualities of leadership and practical stratigies for growing as a leader. During a discussion on the “leadership journey,” Fenwick was quoted as saying, … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Director of Professional Development Named President of Oregon Physical Therapy Association

Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS was elected as the President of the Oregon Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) after serving as Vice President of the professional association for four years. In this role, Derek will continue to advocate on behalf of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants on a local and national level, grow the organization’s membership base, head strategic planning, leadership development, and succession planning. “I’d like to congratulate Derek on his election as President of the OPTA, says Mike Billings, PT, MS, CEEAA. “Derek brings a unique blend of passion for the physical therapy profession and passion for developing future … Continue reading

Introducing: INFINICAST!

Introducing the first Infinicast – an easy way for Infinity Rehab to share what‘s happening and the ins-and-outs of the company. Mike Billings, PT, President of Infinity Rehab, hosts the first edition of Infinicast. In this volume, Mike introduces us to Infinicast, speaks about his travels to Washington D.C., and shares some of the great things the leadership team is doing outside of the company.