Political Action Committee

Political Action Committee

APTA – West Virginia Political Action Committee (APTA-WV PAC)

The sole purpose of the APTA-WV PAC is to garner funding to assist with building relationships and ensure action is taken on key issues that can impact the physical therapy profession within WV.  Individual elected officials and political groups that are in positions to influence or change laws/regulations as they pertain to physical therapy in the state of WV are the target for the PAC.   This committee is charged with fundraising to make contributions in a bipartisan effort for positive physical therapy practice.  We also exist to promote awareness for issues that could impact physical therapy in WV and may influence patient care.

Mick Bates, PT is the current PAC chair.

Mick graduated from Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Science – Physiotherapy in 1991.

After practicing as traveling physical therapist in Michigan, Florida, Texas, Illinois, and Indiana, he moved to West Virginia some 30 years ago.

He went into Private Practice and built and developed BODYWORKS in Beckley, opening a second location in Pineville in 2014. Mick joined H2 Health in 2011 where he is now treats patients across Southern WV as the Area Regional Manager for BODYWORKS and opening 2 additional clinics in Oak Hill in 2022 and Princeton in 2023.

A career long ( 30 year ) member of the APTA Mick has served in various roles with APTA-WV mainly, in the areas of healthcare policy and payment.

Mick served as a Delegate in the West Virginia Legislature for 8 years (2015 – 2021) and in 2024 became the chair of the APTA-WV Political Action Committee.

Email: MickBates07@gmail.com

PAC Events

  • Pizza and Pints with the PAC Saturday September 7th 2024
  • Lobby Day Friday March 7th, 2025
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