Emily Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Dr. Stone is running for Director at Large - Finance Director in the 2022 APTA Colorado Elections. 

Emily Stone has practiced as a physical therapist primarily in outpatient settings since 2012. She completed a fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy and obtained board certification in orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and fellowship from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. She is a specialist physical therapist at UCHealth at the Central Park clinic practicing primarily in orthopedics with an emphasis on chronic low back pain across the age continuum and has a passion for helping all individuals return to their activities that bring them joy. She works as an instructor at the University of Colorado Physical Therapy program and serves as a clinical mentor for DPT students, residents and fellows. Emily currently serves as the chair of the Nominating Committee for the Colorado Chapter of the APTA and member of the membership committee for AAOMPT.

What strengths do you bring to the Colorado Chapter and what strengths would you bring to the position you are running for?
I have been a member of the Colorado chapter as a student member, West District leader and the nominating committee in my years of experience with the board. My strengths include communication between committee members and variable experience around the Colorado chapter. As a liaison between the board and the membership, finance and Bob Doctor committees, my communication experience between various levels will be paramount for the support to the wider membership community. My professional experience gained from orthopedic manual fellowship training at Regis, working in private practice, hospital-based clinics and teaching students have continuously demonstrated the variable experiences that face physical therapists everyday in clinic and I hope to continue to highlight the role of the clinician into my role on the board.

What are weaknesses of the Colorado Chapter and what improvements would you like to make?
Membership and the value of membership is often difficult to summarize when describing the role of the APTA. It is often forefront in our minds as large events such as the sunset of the practice act occur. However, it is difficult to remain aware of the role of the chapter and the benefits of our dues to support our profession. My aim as the finance director would be to continue to support the respective committees I represent but also strive to share the value of our members' dues through transparency and improving understanding.