Bishop receives FPTA and APTA legislative awards

Dr. Mark BishopDr. Mark Bishop received two awards on behalf of the Florida Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association for his legislative work fighting against the growing opioid crisis.

On Sept. 29 at the 2018 FPTA Annual Conference, Dr. Bishop will accept the Rick Shutes Award for Legislative Advocacy for exceptional service in governmental advocacy efforts on behalf of the FPTA. Additionally, he received the APTA State Legislative Leadership Award, which recognizes the work of an individual APTA member on behalf of a component’s state legislative efforts.

Dr. Bishop’s recognition can be tied to the advocacy work and policy development he has completed over the past two years relating to pain, opioids, and the role of physical therapy as a non-drug alternative.