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Students and therapists go to Nashville

The Hamilton County delegation in Nashville extended a warm welcome to students and physical therapists from UTC who attended Tennessee Physical Therapy Day on the Hill. Following a meeting with UT State Relations Director Anthony Haynes, Hamilton County lawmakers engaged the students in the political process, according to Debbie Ingram, PT, Ed.D., Director of Clinical Education, UC Foundation Professor.

“State Senator Bo Watson taught an advocacy class to the UTC and UTCHS physical therapy students in the Senate chamber. Representative Gerald McCormick hosted a forum for the students to discuss physical therapy issues. Representative JoAnne Favors introduced the students to the Health & Human Resources Committee during their meeting. Senator Ward Crutchfield talked with the students about the legislative role in creating the physical therapy program,” Ingram said.

The events at the Capitol added up to a great experience for the students.

“They have a better understanding of how to develop patient advocacy skills and pursue opportunities to address the health needs of society,” Ingram said.

PT Day on the Hill photo

March 2, 2007