NCPTA will be holding its annual Advocacy Day at the state legislature on Thursday May 31 from 8:30am - 1:00pm. Our goal is to push the Spinal Manipulation bills-S. 177 and HB 187-across the finish line. Last year HB 187 was passed in the House by a vote of 110-6, but we could not get the Senate Bill, S. 177 out of the Rules Committee. In order to get the Spinal Manipulation legislation passed this year, we need all hands on board. We need to show legislators how strong the support for this legislation is. 

To register for Advocacy Day please click hereWe are asking that you provide your name, email, and home address.

Once registration has closed, we will determine which House and Senate District everyone lives in so we can coordinate visits to the various offices. We do not want to have 10 people from the same district calling to make appointments. We will work with our lobbyist to set up appointments. We will notify you of the time of appointments either before Advocacy Day or on Advocacy Day as we may not get appointments until the day before visits are scheduled.

Advocacy Day will start at the History Museum at 5 East Edenton across from the Legislative Buildings as was done last year. The schedule for the day is listed below.

8:30am - 9:00am - Registration at Museum of History. 
9:00am - Welcome 
9:05am - Overview of Day's Activities 
9:15am - How to Talk Your Legislator
9:30am - Status of NCPTA Legislation 
9:45am - Spinal Manipulation Talking Points
10:00am - Legislative Visits

To help you prepare for meeting with your legislators, you can view the webinar, "Lobbying 101: Getting to Know your Legislator," by clicking here.

Again, we need everybody's help to get S. 177 passed.

If you have questions regarding Advocacy Day contact Executive Director Nancy Garland at


 NCPTA Student SIG Holds 1st Student Conclave

The NCPTA Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) held it first ever Student Conclave at Duke University on March 24. Approximately 300 student PTs and PTAs from around the state attended the Conclave. Bryn Hager, SPT, from Wingate University and Chair of the SSIG, said, “We as a SSIG were thrilled with the overwhelming turnout at what we hope will continue to be a successful event for NCPTA. We were overjoyed to find many students wanting to get better connected with the SSIG, NCPTA, and APTA! We thank everyone who helped make the conclave a success.” The Student Conclave met in conjunction with the NCPTA Board meeting. Kyle Covington, PT, DPT, PhD, NCPTA President, welcomed the attendees to the Conclave. Covington exclaimed, “The energy and excitement of our students was contagious.It was amazing to see the passion of our profession’s next generation of leaders beginning to take hold at the conclave."

Social media played a big part in the conference as it started with everyone signing on to twitter. The twitter feed was followed by Ignite speakers with rapid fire information.The Keynote Speaker, William Deter, PT, DPT, GCS discussed what it means to be a 21st century PT. The conclave ended with an Oxford Debate on having specialties vs. not having specialties. Following the Conclave, students celebrated the day at PT Pub Night at Ponysaurus Brewing where podcast host Jimmy McKay, PT,DPT broadcast his “PT Pintcast.” A good time was had by all and we look forward to next year’s conclave.


Therapy Cap Reprocessing Guidance

Contractors on the reprocessing of therapy claims with the KX modifier (among others) and also released a provider education article. The MACs are instructed to:

  • Automatically reprocess therapy claims with the KX modifier which were denied prior to implementation of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
  • Automatically reprocess therapy claims with the KX modifier which were denied due to an error in a Technical Direction Letter attachment dated February 12, 2018. READ MORE
NCPTA Board Meeting: March 24, 2018
The NCPTA BOD met in conjunction with the Student Conclave at Duke University on March 24. This allowed the Board members to interact with the students before the conclave started, at lunch, and at the Oxford Debates. President Covington had the board members and staff introduce themselves to the students.
The NCPTA BOD continued to refine the strategic plan which had been developed at the Leadership Conference in January. The final plan has been provided to the BOD and they are to vote on the plan by the end of the READ MORE
Advocacy Day 
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Registration and Presentations
North Carolina Museum of History
Schedule Visits
After 10:00am
NCPTA's legislative agenda cannot succeed without your involvement!
NCPTA Updates
Extended to July 8, 2017

Deadline Extended to Friday, April 20

Call for Proposals

Education Sessions


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7/14/2018 » 7/15/2018
Donatelli's Pathophysiology and Mechanics of the Shoulder with Lab (Course: #114)

8/4/2018 » 8/5/2018
Meeks Method®:Comprehensive Exercise/Movement Approach to Osteoporosis & Musculoskeletal Conditions

9/15/2018 » 9/16/2018
Evaluation and Management of the Lumbar/SIJ/Hip Complex