HSC students highlight importance of physical therapy in D.C.

May 2, 2024 • SHP News

Hsc Pt In Dc ScaledPrior to coming to The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Do Kyung Yun advocated alongside community members in his Los Angeles neighborhood. As a community organizer, Yun, a second-year physical therapy student who is known to friends as “DK,” used to frequent meetings at local and state legislative offices.

In April, Yun put those skills to use to advocate on behalf of a law that would strengthen Medicare’s preventative measures and preserve telehealth for physical therapists. Yun and four other HSC PT students visited lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to talk about the benefits of H.R.7618, the Stopping Addiction and Falls for the Elderly Act. The quintet was in the nation’s capital representing the American Physical Therapy Association, a trade organization with a mission of advancing the profession.

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