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The American Physical Therapy Association is an individual membership professional organization representing 100,000 member physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy.

Our association history dates back to 1921.

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Our federated model includes components: 51 state chapters and 18 special-interest sections, plus a PTA caucus and student assembly.

APTA is led by a national Board of Directors, which is elected by the House of Delegates, a policy-making body made up of APTA members from across the country.

The Board establishes APTA’s national strategic plan in alignment with our mission and vision statements.

As a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization, APTA's financial information is available to the public.

APTA’s national headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. We opened our new headquarters in 2021.

APTA supports efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion to better serve the association, the profession, and society.

For more information about who we are and what we do, explore the APTA & You page.

Senior Team

Justin Moore, PT, DPT
Chief Executive Officer

Mandy Frohlich
Chief Operating Officer

Dave Keen
Chief Financial Officer

Jason Bellamy
Senior Vice President, Member Experience

Aaron Bishop
Vice President, Public Affairs

Steven Chesbro, PT, DPT, EdD
Vice President, Education

Drew Contreras, PT, DPT
Vice President, Clinician Integration and Innovation

Carmen Elliott
Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Executive Director of the Physical Therapy Fund

Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, FAPTA
Vice President, Scientific Affairs

David Stephenson
Vice President, Knowledge and Technology