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About PT and PTA Licensure

May 30, 2020

Licensure is required in order to practice as a PT or work as a PTA in the United States. Licensure is managed by individual state regulatory boards.

Physical Therapy Workforce Data

May 31, 2020

Access data on salaries, demographics, and other physical therapy workforce information.

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Advocacy

Jun 3, 2020

The 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule called for an estimated 9% decrease in payment for codes tied to Part B PT services. However, per the Consolidated Appropriations Act, this was reduced to an estimated 3% cut.

Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching

Jun 14, 2020/Awards

The Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching is for clinical or academic educators who have been actively engaged for a minimum of 5 years in entry and/or advanced levels of formal education for upcoming physical therapist professionals. Qualifying teaching expertise

Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award

Jun 14, 2020/Awards

The Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award recognizes an author(s) in the association's Physical Therapy (PTJ) journal, whose research and discussion has made a measurable contribution to the knowledge base of physical therapy.

Mary McMillan Scholarship Award

Jun 14, 2020/Awards

For students within 12 months of completing all requirements for graduation. The intent of the award is to recognize those students who exhibit superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contribution.

APTA Guide for Professional Conduct

Jun 1, 2012/Open Access

This guide is intended to serve PTs in interpreting the Code of Ethics.

Professionalism in Physical Therapy: Core Values Self-Assessment

Jun 1, 2013/Form

This resource is inconsistent with APTA's Core Values for the PT and PTA, updated in 2019.

COVID-19 Core Outcome Measures

Jun 29, 2020/Open Access

Cross-academy/section task forces have identified two sets of core outcome measures for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, one for adults and one for children.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Jul 21, 2020/Open Access

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee provides strategic advice, recommendations, and counsel to the APTA Board of Directors regarding DEI.

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The Role of Health Promotion in Physical Therapy in California, New York, and Tennessee

May 31, 2004/Research Reports

Abstract

Background and Purpose. As health care providers,

Pusher Syndrome

May 31, 2004/Letters to the Editor

Reliability, Internal Consistency, and Validity of Data Obtained With the Functional Gait Assessment

Sep 30, 2004/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. The Functional Gait Assessment (FGA) is a

Decision Making for Physical Therapy Service Delivery in Schools: A Nationwide Survey of Pediatric Physical Therapists

Sep 30, 2004/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. A nationwide survey was conducted to explore

Ultrasound Efficacy

Sep 30, 2004/Letters to the Editor

“STEPS” in Practice

Jun 30, 2004/Editor's Note

The Role of Genetics and Environment in Lifting Force and Isometric Trunk Extensor Endurance

Jun 30, 2004/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. Our understanding of what different back performance

Effects of Live, Videotaped, or Written Instruction on Learning an Upper-Extremity Exercise Program

Jun 30, 2004/Research Reports

Background and Purpose. Today's health care environment encourages