LANSING, Mich., March 4, 2021 – State Rep. Julie M. Rogers (D-Kalamazoo) introduced House Resolution 50 today to honor the 100th anniversary of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The resolution was adopted by the House.

“As a practicing physical therapist, I know firsthand how important the profession is to transforming society by optimizing movement,” said Rogers. “As we continue to navigate the virtual world during the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of movement has become abundantly clear. Throughout the last year, physical therapists have faced the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic head on, treating the most vulnerable. They have played an essential role in treating people who are beginning to recover from the most severe effects of the novel coronavirus, both during their time in the hospital and after they leave.”

The APTA is a U.S. based individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy around the country. The Michigan Chapter of the APTA also advocates on behalf of the profession and for issues impacting the health and well-being of society such as funding for health research and an adequate health care workforce.

Rep. Rogers was joined in Lansing by the Vice President of APTA Michigan, Dr. Scott MacDonald.