Ian Nay, PT, DPT

Dr. Nay is running for Delegate at Large in the 2022 APTA Colorado Elections. 

Hello everyone! With the myriad of issues facing physical therapy in the U.S., there is never a more important time to develop leaders within our field that have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide influence at the national level. As one of the scholars from the inaugural APTA CO Early Leadership Program, I learned first-hand about the inner workings of the APTA at both the national and state level. I also recently attended the National House of Delegates as an Alternate Delegate for Colorado, which reinforced my desire to be an active participant in a team focused on progressing our profession. Although I am a younger clinician (Regis University DPT Class of '21), I am committed to being a delegate while also continuing to develop my leadership skills to inspire those around me. I sincerely thank you for your consideration of myself as a Delegate for the State of Colorado.

What strengths do you bring to the Colorado Chapter and what strengths would you bring to the position you are running for?
- Strong advocate for unity in our profession
- Excellent and prompt communication and interpersonal skills
- Younger perspective on current issues in physical therapy

What are weaknesses of the Colorado Chapter and what improvements would you like to make?
Overall, I believe that the APTA Colorado Chapter is strong and I am continually inspired by how active and dedicated the current board members and delegates are. However, I would like to see improved outreach to current members on the proceedings of the House of Delegates. Prior to my participation in board and delegate meetings, I did not fully grasp the importance and scope of the APTA House of Delegates. In conversations with colleagues, this is echoed among most younger clinicians.