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CEO of American Physical Therapy Association to Speak at Creighton

CEO of American Physical Therapy Association to Speak at Creighton

Creighton alumnus John D Barnes, the new chief executive officer for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), will speak Thursday, Sept. 20, about his vision for that organization as well as the challenges and opportunities facing the profession of physical therapy.

“Mr. Barnes brings new energy and valuable perspective to APTA at a time when the benefits of physical therapy are becoming more visible. As our population ages, physical therapists are poised to help improve health and manage the financial burden of health services through cost-effective treatment and even prevention of injury and disability,” said Teresa Cochran, Creighton vice chair of physical therapy in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and president of the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association.

Barnes will speak during a town hall forum, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in Room G04 of the Hixson-Lied Science Building, 27th and Burt streets. A reception will follow in the Scott Atrium.

The events are free and open to the physical therapy community.

Barnes, BSBA'82, holds a degree in economics from Creighton. As CEO of APTA, he leads a national professional organization representing 70,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students throughout the United States.

The Nebraska Physical Therapy Association and Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy are sponsoring the forum and reception.