Planning for the Future

APTA is guided by the Vision Statement of the Physical Therapy Profession, the association's official vision statement for the future of physical therapy, and by its dynamic Strategic Plan, which informs decision making and helps APTA achieve its vision.

See other ways in which APTA and other leaders in the profession are planning for the future of physical therapy.

  • Innovation Summit: Collaborative Care Models

    Many experts and your colleague practitioners have ideas, examples, and experience with integrated models of care. The Summit brought together physical therapists, physicians, large health systems, and policy makers who are actively participating in and at the decision-making helm in these models.

  • International Summit on Direct Access and Advanced Scope of Practice

    In October 2009, APTA led a conference that investigated advanced models of physical therapist practice both in the United States and internationally. The event was cosponsored by the APTA, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), and the World Confederation of Physical therapy (WCPT) and included participants from more than 20 countries.

  • Physical Therapy and Society Summit (PASS)

    Imagination. Inspiration. Innovation. That's what the Physical Therapy and Society Summit (PASS), a first-of-its-kind event for APTA and the physical therapy profession held in February 2009, was all about.

  • Vitalizing Practice Through Research and Research Through Practice

    This conference asked its participants "to develop recommendations, to be published in PTJ, which would allow for creation of an environment in a number of different practice settings that would enable researchers to conduct translational research and clinicians to provide patient care based on the results of that research" in the hopes of enhancing patient care.

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