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Consistent with our mission, APTA values establishing mutually beneficial partnerships to advance the physical therapy profession and to support the patients and consumers it serves.

Through our partnership program, APTA collaborates with nonprofit and for-profit organizations to achieve its vision of transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.

In addition to our formal partnerships, APTA collaborates with the chapters and sections/academies within our association's federated structure, as well as with external organizations and coalitions that work together on common initiatives.

APTA Partners

The APTA Partners program enhances business relationships, and develops meaningful partnerships with nonprofit organizations by offering support to those companies that share the same dedication to philanthropy and commitment to service specifically in the areas of physical therapist practice, education, and research. For more information email

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists is a national organization committed to excellence in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy practice, education and research. Fellows of the AAOMPT provide the highest level of musculoskeletal care through advanced manual therapy practice.

The American College of Sports Medicine represents more than 50,000 physicians, scientists, researchers, educators, exercise professionals and other allied professions in the fields of sports medicine and exercise science. ACSM's mission is to advance and integrate scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America's #1 cause of disability while championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections.

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy's provides service and leadership that promote safe and competent physical therapy practice through a strong foundation of laws and regulatory standards, effective tools and systems to assess entry-level and continuing competence, and public and professional awareness of resources for public protection.

APTA and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) work collectively to provide local and national impact, to benefit all stakeholders, particularly veterans, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants. We serve to raise awareness of the physical therapy profession while potentially creating new employment and practice opportunities for members of physical therapy profession.

Special Olympics strives to make the world a better, healthier, and more joyful place for people, by creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. Together we do this -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.