APTA provides resources to encourage physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy to get involved with advocacy efforts to support the physical therapy profession and the patients it serves.
- Advocacy Instructional Videos
APTA has partnered with the Congressional Management Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving communication between citizens and members of Congress, to create instructional videos that will improve your advocacy skills.
- Video: Advocating for Physical Therapy
Dedicated advocates discuss the importance of advocacy, and provide advice on what you can do to create relationships with your representatives to support your profession and patients.
- Physical Therapy Grassroots Toolkit
This toolkit was created to encourage APTA members to learn more about the legislative process and become actively involved in advocating for their profession.
- Host a Practice Visit
APTA's Practice Visits Initiative guide provides valuable advice on how to arrange, conduct, and follow up on a successful practice visit.
- Share Patient Stories In Your Advocacy Efforts
A letter or simple video message from a patient can be a powerful part of your advocacy efforts.