Members are Everywhere

Minding my own business at the baggage claim a few Sundays ago, I was approached….”are you..?”

Erik at baggage claim with Teri Jo
Erik Moen and Teri Jo Lientz at SeaTac baggage claim

PTWA member Teri Jo Lientz shared the same flight from Chicago. I was so glad she said hi.

Teri Jo had been in Chicago attending a Northwestern University Physical Therapy Alumni Association board meeting, her first after being appointed to that board in April.

Teri Jo’s practice in Washington has a large injured worker component. She is also an ATC. I was excited to hear about her aspects of practice. She has been part of our Legislative Committee and is currently helping set a concussion protocol for her child’s school in Tacoma. She related her practice challenges and we “problem solved” peer to peer.

We had the chance to talk about legislative efforts within our state in comparison to her peers from other states she had spent the weekend with, such as dry needling.

All that while waiting for luggage!

I value chance meetings with our professional members. I find inspiration by who members are and what they are doing. We at PTWA hope to increase the awareness of our awesome members to the public as well as within our membership.

See you out there!

PTWA President Erik Moen