Julie Rosen, PT
IPTA & IPTF Secretary
Being the association’s secretary, I thought I would turn to the dictionary for some help. Here’s what Webster’s Dictionary has to about Re-vi-tal- ize: It’s a verb which means to imbue (something) with new life and vitality. It listed the following synonyms: reinvigorate, re-energize, revive, refresh, stimulate.
I think that both the definition and synonyms describe why I attend the conference.
- The conference gives me an opportunity to bring “new life” to my practice; it allows me to attend a variety of course(s) rather than just focusing on one particular topic.
- I also feel re-energized after attending – it such a great networking opportunity to re-connect with those I have known over the years but it is also a great opportunity to meet new physical therapy friends. I realize that we all have the same successes/struggles in whatever our practice area but creating this strong network of peers there is always someone to reach out to for help and advice.
- The role of the REVITALIZE committee is to stimulate the advancement of practice of physical therapy. The conference committee provides courses on current topics across different practice areas.
- By adding the Assembly of Representatives to the conference schedule, I feel the association has re-energized this process. By combining the two, I feel that it gives an opportunity for additional people to participate in the process and to be able to come to the table to discuss important issues.
As you consider REVITALIZE , think about how it will bring new life to you practice, how will this help you get re-energized.
Julie has been an IPTA Member since 1984