Health within Reach

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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From PTJ: For the Very Elderly, Poststroke IRF Stays May Not Be Long Enough

IRFs can help very elderly patients poststroke, but are the patients staying long enough? read more ›

Stem Cell-Protein Combination Reverses Poststroke Brain Damage in Mice

Could brain damage poststroke be reversed with a combination of stem cells and a protein? read more ›

CMS Education Efforts on Jimmo Ruled Inadequate

A US District Court judge tells CMS it needs to do a better job of education around Jimmo. read more ›

TIME Article: US Must Rethink Pain Treatment, Become 'Insistent' on Physical Therapy

From TIME magazine: we need to be "insistent" on the use of physical therapy for pain management. 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 ›