We empower the physical therapy profession to make a deeper impact in the world around us.
Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience is our vision for the physical therapy profession.
We do that by advancing the profession, advocating for consumers to have better access to treatment by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, and raising public awareness about the benefits of physical therapy.
Your active participation strengthens our collective voice and helps us accelerate progress.
Use Your Voice
APTA provides a consistent lobbying presence with members of Congress, regulatory agencies, and commercial payers. But we need your participation to create change.
APTA advocacy aims to remove barriers to care, reduce administrative burden, and empower people to lead healthy lives.
We provide opportunities for members and nonmembers to take action in just a few minutes on issues related to the profession.
APTA Advocacy Network
Receive special information bulletins and action alerts when it’s time to take action.
Promote the Profession
Our official consumer information website educates millions of Americans about the benefits of physical therapy. Tell consumers to #ChoosePT!
Help Consumers Find You
Our Find a PT directory is a cornerstone of ChoosePT.com. APTA member physical therapists willing to be contacted by consumers should update your profile.
"Being a member is not about a transaction to get a tangible item in return. It is about developing an amazing profession to best serve our patients. If you want to find colleagues who share your interest and care about best practice, you'll find them in APTA."
With your support, our potential for impact grows.
Emails sent to Congress by our members in support of our advocacy in 2022.
Visitors to ChoosePT.com, APTA's official consumer website, in 2022.
Donated airtime earned by APTA's 2016, 2018, 2021 and 2022 ChoosePT public service announcements.