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AAAOM meets with the Physical Therapist Association

07 Aug 2019 5:12 PM | Anonymous

AAAOM meets with the Physical Therapist Association

August 5, 2019


AAAOM President Dr. Carlos Chapa met with APTA (American Physical Therapist Association) Vice President Matt Hyland, Executive VP Katy Neas and Dr. Jan Dommerholt from Myopain Seminars.  The purpose of the meeting was to create real dialogue between the two organizations and professions.

This meeting took almost a year to set up and it was a result of the mutual initiative of Dr. Chapa and Dr. Dommerholt, after studying dry needling with Myopain Seminars in Quito, Ecuador and after several dinners together and discussing Acupuncture vs Dry Needling the idea of a meeting was born.  It had been many years since there has been a formal meeting between the two groups.

The main topics of the meeting were to:

1. Start real dialogue and establish communication between the organizations and professions.

2. Discussed concerns on Acupuncture & Dry Needling including and not limited to standards, definitions, defined scope of practice, reimbursement  and practice acts.

3. Explored how we can work together and collaborate,

The meeting was cordial and productive and even though we are unsure of what the future holds, we felt it was necessary.  The NCCAOM will also be meeting with APTA in the near future.  We discussed having a future meeting with ASA, AAOM, NGAOM and other Acupuncture organizations.
AAAOM has been involved and in constant communication with all Acupuncture Groups mentioned above and looking forward continued collaboration as one of the voices of the profession.


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Dr. Carlos Chapa, ND, OMD, L.Ac, Ph.D

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Board Certified Herbalist & Licensed Acupuncturist


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