In the first episode from the PT Political Action Committee (PT PAC) Federal Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC, Jimmy chats with Joe Black and Sandy Hilton about the importance of getting involved in PT advocacy. Joe enjoys an Amber Ale, Sandy enjoys an Amber Waves, and Jimmy enjoys both a Capitol Kolsh and an Amber Waves.

Joe Black, DPT, SCS, ATC has been practicing physical therapy for 38 years, and has been involved with the PT PAC for 30 years.

Highlights from Joe include:

  • Playing the game and putting a face to the name – who are we talking to and what are we saying at the #PTPACFAF (2:59)
  • From concussions to crossing state lines – current advocacy issues in sports PT, including a shout-out to a therapist already following a team across state lines, Brandon Gilliam, PT, DPT, ATC, CGFI-3 (4:02)
  • Cornflakes vs. joining the choir – why students were asked to donate to the PAC 11 times within the first 60 minutes of National Student Conclave 2015 (6:13)
  • No flimflam with section involvement – golden opportunities to develop relationships with therapists like Dan Lorenz, DPT, PT, LAT, CSCS; Todd Ellenbecker, MS, PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS; Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA; Erik Meira, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS; and Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS
  • #PartingShot: Showing up and being a part of something that’s bigger than you (15:15)

Follow Joe on Twitter @joeblackdpt and check out his blog:

Sandy Hilton, PT, DPT, MS has been practicing PT for 28 years, is a co-host of the Pain Science and Sensibility Podcast, and “head honcho” at Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness in Chicago, IL, (alongside Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, MS, WCS CERT, MDT, RYT.)

Beginning at 18:00, highlights from Sandy include:

  • Investing in your future, and how it’s ultimately for the patients (19:12)
  • Game of Politics – the key to success that made Jimmy say, “Holy shit we’re PT’s, we’re really good at that!” (24:43)
  • #GetPT1st and a scholarship for #APTACSM from Entropy PT (26:00)
  • And now up for bid per the generosity of Entropy PT: a seat in Jerry Durham and Jeff Moore’s LBP class to benefit G’s power wheelchair (
  • #PartingShot: “put your time where your passion is” (28:53)

Follow Sandy on Twitter: @SandyHiltonPT and visit Entropy PT at