APTA published content, including APTA.org and other APTA websites, is copyright protected and requires prior written approval from APTA for its use, unless otherwise noted. For information on how to obtain reprint permission, please follow the below instructions. Permissions requests must be in writing.
Academic Permissions Requests
Nonacademic or Commercial Use of APTA Publications and Website Content
APTA content requests (excluding Physical Therapy Journal — see below) for nonacademic and/or commercial use (including academic CEU courses) must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must include details of the specific content (e.g., APTA publication title, month and year, page numbers, figure/table/appendix numbers, link to webpage), and specific details of how the content is intended to be used.
Physical Therapy Journal
Physical Therapy Journal entered into a co-publishing partnership with Oxford University Press. Permissions requests to use PTJ content are handled by OUP. For information, visit www.oxfordjournals.org/permissions.
Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 3.0
Guide content requests must be submitted in writing to email@example.com. Requests must include details of the specific content (e.g., chapter title, figure/table/appendix numbers, link to webpage), and specific details of how the content is intended to be used.
Commercial requests (e.g., for-sale courses, books, software, websites with a fee/subscription/pay wall) must be submitted in writing to APTA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must include details of the specific content (e.g., articles, physical therapist's guides, popular resources, videos, podcasts), and specific details of how the content is intended to be used.
Noncommercial use of content (e.g., handouts, CAPTE-accredited PT and PTA programs, news articles/blogs, facility websites) is permitted without permission for the purpose of linking, quoting, or reprinting, providing proper attribution is given, and with the understanding that the linking party does not imply official partnership with ChoosePT.com or endorsement by ChoosePT.com where there is none.
APTA prefers users to link to the ChoosePT.com website whenever possible, but users can reprint content for noncommercial use provided (1) A citation is prominently posted: "ChoosePT.com, the official consumer website of the American Physical Therapy Association, ©[year]." (2) A citation link to the ChoosePT.com website. (3) User agrees to publish the content as written (no editing).
APTA Chapters, Academies, and Sections Publications
Review APTA chapters, academies, and sections contact information for reprint permissions.
Permission is not required to use OPTIMAL. Note, however, that OPTIMAL remains the copyrighted intellectual property of Physical Therapy Journal, and the following citation must be included in all uses:
© 2012, 2006, 2005 American Physical Therapy Association. All rights reserved.
OPTIMAL is included in LOINC, Regenstrief Institute Inc. Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes database that provides a definitive standard for identifying clinical information in electronic reports.
APTA Logo Use
Revew information regarding the use of APTA's logo, or send a request to email@example.com. Requests must include the specific intended use of APTA's logo.
Permissions Reprint Fees and Approval
APTA evaluates and considers all permissions requests on a case-by-case basis. Requests must be in writing and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. APTA charges fees for commercial use of its content, including academic CEU courses. APTA members receive a discounted rate. Users are notified of the assessed fee in writing (email), and prepayment is required before APTA's approval letter is issued.