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Learning the muscles of the body and the therapies that help mend and make them strong again are the usual lessons taught to students of physical therapy at Governors State University.

This March, students in Assistant Professor Dr. Rebecca Wojcik’s Ethical, Leadership, and Policy Dimensions of Physical Therapy course learned another very important lesson. They experienced first-hand the effectiveness of a well-crafted argument and the passion to persuade.

Eight students in the Master of Physical Therapy program at GSU and Wojcik participated in a lobby day at the State Capital coordinated by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association. During their day in Springfield, the students met with their state representatives and senators to discuss proposed legislation that would effect the delivery of physical therapy services.