Skip to main content

House position: APTA supports and participates in workforce planning efforts with other stakeholders to meet the needs of the profession and society. The primary goal of workforce planning is optimizing access to physical therapist services to meet the needs of patients and clients through an appropriate specialty and practice mix and geographic distribution of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Effective workforce planning efforts include measures of supply, demand, and need.


You Might Also Like...


DEI and the Big Sky: 5 Questions for This Year's Woodruff Lecturer

Jun 7, 2023

Emmanuel John says increasing PT and PTA diversity is necessary to the profession's survival. Watch his lecture on June 15.


APTA-Endorsed Bill Would Make Telehealth for PTs, PTAs Permanent Under Medicare

Jun 7, 2023

In light of telehealth’s effectiveness during the PHE, this longtime APTA advocacy goal could be within reach.


WHO Adopts 'Historic' Resolution to Strengthen Access to Rehab Worldwide

Jun 5, 2023

The nonbinding commitment calls for increased rehabilitation funding, wider availability, public and provider education, and more research.