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ALEXANDRIA, VA, August 4, 2017 — Today the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) announced the achievement of a major membership milestone: 100,000 members.
APTA's membership includes physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy. Pursuing the physical therapy profession's vision of "transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience," the association seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
"I could not be more pleased that APTA has reached this incredible milestone," said APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD. "APTA membership illustrates the commitment and dedication that physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students across the country have to their profession. Membership enables personal development and accelerates our profession's collective progress. With health care rapidly evolving, there's never been a more important time to combine our strengths in pursuit of APTA's bold vision of a society transformed through optimized movement."
APTA provides vast opportunities for engagement and professional development, along with multiple member benefits. The association, through member support, is active in advocacy, public awareness, and the continued pursuit of clinical excellence. For more information about membership and benefits visit: www.apta.org/Membership/.
Founded in 1921, the American Physical Therapy Association represents more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Visit MoveForwardPT.com to learn more about the types of conditions physical therapists treat, and find a physical therapist in your area.