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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.

View our Association Profile for a high-level overview of APTA.

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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

Dave Keen
Chief Financial Officer

Yumi Belanga
Vice President, Technology and Organizational Performance

Aaron Bishop
Vice President, Public Affairs

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

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

Lori Dicker
Vice President, Member Experience

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

APTA Awards and Recognitions

Recent awards and recognitions include the following. View more awards and recognitions for APTA.

Healthy People 2030 Champion

Educational Excellence Award

LEED Silver Rating