I learned about the American Physical Therapy Association when I started physical therapy school, but I wasn't hooked right away. I was skeptical about forking over $90 of my student loans just to be a member, when no one could explain to me why I should be a member. So I waited until I decided to go to the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association's (NCPTA's) fall conference and wanted the member discount. There, I was introduced to a couple of students who would soon become lifelong friends. They laid the foundation of my #PTfam.