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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IOM: Physical Activity Measures Should Be Among Standard 'Social and Behavioral' Domains Tracked on EHRs

November 21, 2104: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is recommending that future electronic health records (EHRs) include patie... read more ›

'Text Neck' the Focus of Upcoming Study

November 21, 2014: A recent story in the Washington Post describes the upcoming publication of a study that analyzed the burd... read more ›

USBJI Young Investigators Program Accepting Applications

November 21, 2014: Physical therapist (PT) investigators have an opportunity to receive guidance in getting their research fu... read more ›

Nurses' 'Choosing Wisely' List Should Resonate With PTS, PTAs

November 20, 2014: A recently released list of practices nurses and patients should question will likely get nods of agreemen... read more ›

Urge Congress to Act on the Therapy Cap Now

Earlier this year, legislation to repeal the Medicare therapy cap (H.R. 713/S. 367) gained a bipartisan majority of support i... read more ›

Have you done your part?

Oregon Physical Therapy PAC (OPT-PAC) dollars are used to support candidates (regardless of political party) who are support... read more ›

OPTA Partners with Golden State Foods to Provide Local Children With New Shoes

OPTA is collecting shoes (SIZES: 10K-12K, 13-4) to be distributed at a Portland elementary school. read more ›