PT Chair Appointed to Boards and Publishes on Animal PT
PT Chair Appointed to Boards and Publishes on Animal PT

Kirk Peck, PT, PhD, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy was re-appointed to a five-year term on the Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy. Peck was also was appointed to chair the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy: Legislative and Ethics Committee. Both appointments began on Jan. 1, 2020.

From Oct. 23-24, Peck served as a key presenter at the APTA Kansas 2020 Fall Conference where he presented Animal Physical Therapy in The 21st Century: Historical Perspectives, Educational Standards, Clinical Practice, and Legal Implications.  

Peck published an article on A Political Dog and Pony Show: Policy Making in Support of Animal Physical Therapy, in the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Forum; 35(1), 2020. The practice of treating animals by physical therapists has grown nationwide since the late 1970s, but not without political controversy.