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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 Council is helping to lead the way and provides connections for PTA members.

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


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Eliminating the Direct Supervision Requirement of PTAs under Medicare Part B

Jul 8, 2021

Medicare permits general supervision of physical therapist assistants by physical therapists in all settings — except for outpatient private practice under Part B, which requires direct supervision.

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


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Position Paper: EMPOWER Act

Mar 22, 2024 / Position Paper

Enactment of EMPOWER Act would standardize the supervision requirement from direct to general for private practices, help ensure continued patient access to needed therapy services, and give practices more flexibility in meeting needs of beneficiaries.

Regenerative Rehab: The State of Practice Today

Oct 1, 2023 / Feature

Take a look at what recent advancements in regenerative medicine may mean for physical therapists.

Defining Moment: Diagnosing a New Beginning

Oct 1, 2023 / Column

One physical therapist's struggle in DPT school led to an ADHD diagnosis and, eventually, a successful career.

Serving Your Community

Sep 28, 2023 / Article

In this APTA Social we discuss ways to find community engagement and volunteerism opportunities.

Building Your Brand

Aug 24, 2023 / Article

In this video, we will explore the strategies and techniques for building your brand on social media.

2023 John H.P. Maley Lecture

Aug 11, 2023 / Article

Discover the pressing need for translating research findings into practical clinical applications within the field of physical therapy.

2023 Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture

Jun 15, 2023 / Article

By joining forces with other stakeholders, we can collectively work toward enhancing the overall quality of health care and public health outcomes.

53rd Mary McMillan Lecture

May 25, 2023 / Article

The COVID-19 pandemic posed ethical challenges to the physical therapy profession.

Host a National Advocacy Dinner

Apr 6, 2023 / Article

Learn about APTA advocacy, the importance of getting involved, and how you can advocate for the physical therapy profession.

54th Mary McMillan Lecture

Mar 10, 2023 / Article

Consider how to leverage specialized knowledge and skills to propel the evolution of physical therapy practice toward greater precision.