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PTAs are crucial members of the physical therapy profession, with a proud history and a promising future.

We are building a community of passionate physical therapist assistants!

The PTA Caucus is helping to lead the way, and provides connections for our PTA members.

We offer numerous resources and opportunities to support you in your career.


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PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways

May 29, 2020

The premier program for PTAs to increase their knowledge and skill in a specific practice area and to recognize the PTA for their advanced proficiency in one or more areas of practice.

Celebrating A Milestone: 50 Years of PTAs

May 1, 2019 / Feature

Supervision and Teamwork

May 1, 2020

PTs, PTAs, and students should understand requirements for supervision and teamwork.

Building a Strong PT-PTA Relationship

Mar 21, 2019 / Interview

PTA to PT Career Transition

Jun 1, 2020

Becoming a PTA is not a "steppingstone" to becoming a PT. But approximately 10% of PTAs explore careers as PTs.

Additional For PTAs Content

A School Teacher

Jun 5, 2020 / Perspective

I made a list of all the things I wanted out of a career. It summed up to be making a difference in people's lives.

How to Apply the New CQ Modifier

Mar 1, 2020 / Column

Here's information on how to apply the new CQ modifier to denote when outpatient therapy services are furnished in whole or in part by a PTA.

The PTA Differential: How We Got Here, and What's Next

Feb 10, 2020 / Perspective

It can be a challenge to keep up even if you’re working hard to pay attention.

A Struggle I Would Not Change

Dec 3, 2019 / Perspective

We had a life that we were settled into, struggles and all. Now, I wanted to change things.

On the PTA Payment Battleground, We Are All APTA

Dec 3, 2019 / Perspective

It was not until I began working in outpatient care and seeing problems with payment, that I realized the importance of getting involved with advocacy.

A Direct Challenge

Oct 1, 2019 / Column

When general supervision is legal but problematic.

How I Made a Perfect Score on the PTA NPTE

Jun 27, 2019 / Perspective

It's that it is never too early to start studying. 

Valued-Based Behaviors of the PTA

Jun 10, 2020 / Article

Review valued-based behaviors and guidelines for phsysical therapist assistants.

Supervision of Physical Therapist Assistants Under Medicare

May 27, 2019 / Article

Understand the basics behind supervision of PTAs under Medicare.

Things We Wish We Knew Before PTA School

May 10, 2019 / Perspective

First tip: Try to visit a clinic or two before your program starts.