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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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Health Officials Unsure of Link Between Paralysis and Virus; Virus Now in 40 States

September 30, 2014: Colorado health officials now report that 10 children are experiencing paralysis and muscle weakness that... read more ›

APTA Helps Spread the Word About Safe Needle Practices

September 30, 2014: APTA has joined a national campaign to help raise awareness about safe needle practices and injections in... read more ›

Exercise Programs Likely to Help People With Lower Limb Amputations, But Best Combination Still Unclear

September 30, 2014: There is a need for more definitive and rigorous studies, say researchers, but a new systematic review of... read more ›

CMS Says Keep Using 59 Modifier for Now

September 29, 2014: Until you receive further notice, keep on using the 59 modifier in reimbursement claims to indicate that ... read more ›

CareCore Brings their Functional Scale Back in Line with Norms

Updated treatment request clinical worksheets will replace existing forms posted on CareCore’s website at 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 ›