National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month

Age Well

National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is hosted by APTA each October to recognize how physical therapists and physical therapist assistants help transform society by restoring and improving motion in people's lives.

Support APTA's #AgeWell Campaign

This October, the focus is on healthy aging and the many ways that physical therapists, as movement experts, can help individuals overcome pain, gain and maintain movement, and preserve their independence.

Our #AgeWell campaign includes media outreach, online advertising, and social media. But we need your help!

  • Share our #AgeWell resources available at
  • Follow MoveForwardPT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and regularly share, retweet, and pin our #AgeWell posts.
  • Tell your patients and members of your community about, APTA's official consumer information website that details the value of physical therapy.
  • Host a community event in celebration of National Physical Therapy Month.

We wish to thank the Health Promotion and Wellness special interest group of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy for their invaluable assistance with this campaign.

Support the Global PT Day of Service

Another way to recognize National Physical Therapy Month and to engage with the community is to support the Global PT Day of Service on or around October 17.

PT Month Resources for PTs, PTAs, and Students

Additional Resources

Past Celebrations