Membership Benefits for Physical Therapist Assistants


As a physical therapist assistant, you need resources at the ready to move your career forward, keep up with the latest physical therapy practice strategies, get paid appropriately for services, keep abreast of federal legislation and regulations, and make a difference in the lives of your patients.

APTA's member benefits give you all the tools you need and more!

APTA advocates for you in Washington, DC, and state capitals nationwide.

APTA's advocacy efforts help you stay on top of the issues important to you and your patients. Resource centers for major legislative issues like health care reform and the Medicare therapy cap allow you to stay informed, while the Legislative Action Center streamlines the process of contacting representatives on Capitol Hill, so that you can advocate for your profession.

APTA speaks out for proper payment for high-quality patient care.

Ensuring that you receive proper payment for physical therapy services is a key component of APTA's Strategic Plan. Stay on top of changing form and code requirements, claim denials, and critical payment topics with the free Medicare Fee Calculator, and more.

APTA promotes the benefits of physical therapy.

APTA gives you the public relations and marketing tools you need to share the benefits of physical therapy with consumers and other health care professionals. includes interactive tools and information for consumers and health care professionals, plus consumer-oriented handouts. BrandBeat empowers you to strengthen the physical therapy brand, including guidelines and training to help you live the "Move Forward" brand.

APTA connects you with colleagues for networking and collaboration.

From the live events to social networking, tap into the collective knowledge and expertise among our 90,000+ physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, and student members... making a difference for careers, patients, and the future. Discover more opportunities to connect through your local chapter and special-interest sections.

APTA saves you money.

Up to 40% discounts on national conference registrations, publications, and continuing education opportunities. When you add in discounts on continuing education offerings at the chapter and section levels and the great value on insurance and financial APTA-endorsed member benefits, you'll be amazed at how much you can save. Plus, APTA educational programs and our active community members always strive to share valuable tips and strategies to help your business thrive.

APTA provides information at your fingertips.

APTA's website gives you a constant connection to the professional resources you need as you practice. Your membership gives you online access to PT in Motion magazine, PT in Motion News news feed, the online Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, and more.

APTA promotes evidence-based practice.

Your membership gives you quick and easy access to clinical research that supports evidence-based physical therapy practice across practice settings and specialty areas. ArticleSearch (Formally Open Door) includes full-text access to research and articles from more than 4,500 clinical and academic publications. Explore PTNow for clinical summaries and valuable tests and measures. PT Journal  (PTJ): State-of-the-art research, case reports, technical reports, literature reviews, and perspectives on clinical and professional issues. 

APTA strengthens your expertise with clinical and practice resources.

APTA connects you to a wealth of clinical and practice-related resources to help you provide the high-quality care to your patients, meet your professional goals, and thrive in your practice. APTA members enjoy best-practice documentation resources and guidelines on supervision of personnel, health information technology, and more. Specially priced APTA-endorsed insurance and financial benefits will protect your from risk and help you save money. Plus a web resources specifically for PTAs provides quick and easy to essential resources.

APTA helps you advance to the next level.

APTA encourages its members to continue their career development. PTAs can distinguish themselves and advance their careers by gaining recognition for advance proficiency in any of 10 clinical/nonclinical areas or earning recognition as an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Job seekers can search for Red Hot Jobs in physical therapy, but only APTA members can post resumes online and sign up for job alerts. Plus, APTA member employers posting single job listings save 40%.

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Join us today, or renew your membership. APTA is your home base for everything you need to succeed, today and in the future.

Tell a Colleague About APTA

With each new member, APTA grows stronger. To request membership information for yourself, a friend, a colleague, or a student, contact APTA's Member Services department at 800/999-2782, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm ET, or at

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