• The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) represents physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and students studying to become a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. The physical therapy profession plays a vital role in the health care system, treating a wide range of conditions, including: arthritis, back pain, concussions, fitness, knee pain, multiple sclerosis, obesity, osteoporosis, overuse injuries, Parkinson's, shoulder pain, stroke, fractures, joint replacement, and amputation.

    APTA is also a recognized leader in national and state health care debates. Representing more than 95,000 members and working with 50 chapters in the United States, APTA is constantly striving to improve patient access to physical therapy. The vision of the physical therapy profession is to transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.

  • Last Updated: 1/9/2017
    Contact: advocacy@apta.org