Health within Reach

The Oregon Physical Therapy Association is a
chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association which represents over 90,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide and more than 1,300 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students in the state of Oregon.

APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.

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US Virgin Islands Gets Direct Access, Improved PT Practice Act

July 25, 2014: Virgin Islanders will now have improved access to physical therapist (PT) services—and a much more effective ... read more ›

Latest Workshop Helps Participants Refine 'Blueprint' for New Clinical Practice Guidelines

July 25, 2014: Evidence-based practice resources for physical therapists (PTs) will continue to expand thanks to the work of ... read more ›

CDC: One Third of Youth Misperceive Weight Status

July 24, 2014: For many children in the United States, the battle against childhood obesity may be in part a battle of percep... read more ›

Clinical Education Webinar Series Continues With Focus on Partnerships

July 23, 2014: A sweeping multiorganizational effort to create a shared vision for physical therapist clinical education cont... read more ›

Make plans now to meet your legislator in August

As the August recess rapidly approaches, now is the time to start planning your advocacy activities. Members of congress will... read more ›

Congress Considers Post-Acute Care Reform

This legislation would instruct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to standardize patient assessment data, quality, a... read more ›

Regence updates the Physical Medicine program in The Connection

The following is reprinted from the Regence provider newsletter available here . It was written by Regence not by the OPTA, ... read more ›