Our association celebrates its centennial in 2021.
Our story began with a calling: to serve those who sacrificed so much for our country in World War I. Where others saw limitation, we saw potential.
Since our founding in 1921, we have moved forward together, with a passion and commitment to transform lives and strengthen our profession.
View our centennial timeline to see how you can participate in our celebration of APTA's first 100 years.
May 8, 2020 / Website
Jan 1, 2021 / Resource
May 8, 2020 / Article
Additional APTA History Content
Oct 4, 2023 / News
This year's celebration is off to a strong start, with a must-read report and messaging resources for members.
Sep 27, 2023 / News
The macroeconomic review of eight conditions shows how physical therapy delivers cost-effectiveness through quality-of-life improvements.
Sep 6, 2023 / Roundup
APTA's representative body took on issues ranging from PTA education to equitable pay.
Jul 23, 2023 / Statement
APTA President Roger Herr, PT, MPA, provided his annual address on July 23 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.
Jun 16, 2023 / Article
More than four decades since his presidency, Bartlett's influence continues to be felt throughout the profession.
Apr 12, 2023 / News
The physical therapy profession has evolved, and so has its foundational resource.
Aug 14, 2022 / Statement
APTA President Roger Herr, PT, MPA, provided his annual address on August 14 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.
May 4, 2022 / News
Elections will be held on July 30 during a virtual meeting of the APTA House of Delegates.
Mar 1, 2022 / Feature
This month, APTA Magazine spotlights the following APTA Centennial Scholars: Nicole Needles, Zach Sutton, Emelia D. McCuen, Amyko J. Wells, Amy Schubert, Patrick Barber, and Brooke Sullivan.
Feb 11, 2022 / News
Darnell's contributions spanned physical therapy education, interdisciplinary practice, specialization, and more.