James currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy or Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT) - the largest component of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) serving 20,000 orthopaedic Physical Therapist Members. He serves as the main individual consulting on practice, policy, and legislation affecting Orthopaedic PTs and travels annually to Washington, DC, to advocate on issues affecting Physical Therapists and our patients. James has been elected Vice President of AOPT and will assume that role in February 2023.
In this picture, James is testifying to the Colorado General Assembly's Health and Insurance Committee advocating for greater patient access to Physical Therapists.
Kate has also served nationally in a number of roles with APTA. In this photo, she is moderating an educational session in the biggest ballroom at the largest Physical Therapist meeting in the world - APTA's Combined Sections Meeting which gathers over 15,000 Physical Therapists, Assistants, and Students annually. She currently serves as a Member of APTA's Private Practice Section's Education Committee and as Co-Chair of APTA Colorado's Western District creating educational events for the PTs of Western Colorado.
Together, since college , James and Kate have worked to make big projects a reality. In this photo we are at the national conference for Physical Therapist Students giving a presentation on our unique career path.
Currently, we are authoring an educational course on ski injury prevention and management for AOPT which will be published internationally in 2023. We are also working to increase community, collaboration, and quality of care across the rehab community of the Roaring Fork Valley.
We are bringing our years of experience building great things together to Ajax Physical Therapy to provide PT services in Aspen and throughout this small valley that stack up against the best anywhere.