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The Oregon Physical Therapy Association is a
chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association which represents over 93,000 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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Researchers Say ‘Soft Robots’ Could Play a Role in Rehabilitation

The future of rehabilitation just might include "soft robots." read more ›

US News: Time for Chronic Pain Treatment Without Opioids – and Policies That Make it Possible

About nondrug approaches to chronic pain: "They worked. They made patients physically stronger and gave them the self-managem... read more ›

From Move Forward Radio: Transforming Society's Understanding of Pain

From Move Forward Radio: An interview with a Cleveland Clinic researcher who puts physical therapy at the front lines of pain... read more ›

DEA Reduces 2017 Opioid Production Quotas – Mostly by Eliminating 'Buffer'

The DEA will reduce the amount of opioid drugs that will be manufactured in the US next year. Will it make a difference in th... read more ›

Oregon Health Care Professions Come Together to Launch 'Health Care Night Out' Gathering

Success in health care depends on practitioners working together. Three local organizations are making a practice of coming ... read more ›

Take Action: Support Your Colleagues on Capitol Hill This Week

On Thursday, June 4, over 1,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students of physical therapy will visi... read more ›

APTA Survey for Payment Reform Released

APTA will be surveying a portion of our members in the coming weeks about new CPT codes related to physical therapist evaluat... read more ›