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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Study: High School Football Players Experience More Concussion Symptoms, Longer Return-to-Play Times Than Youth League or College Counterparts

May 4, 2016: Researchers have found that high school and college football players report more concussion symptoms than youth ... read more ›

Zika in the News: Damage 'Worse Than Predicted,' Common US Mosquito Capable of Transmission

May 2, 2016: Another week, another round of media coverage of the Zika virus. And so far, there's not much good news in sight... read more ›

From PTJ: Electrodiagnostic Testing Sheds Light on 'Bioscaffolding' Procedure for VML

April 29, 2016: According to an April 2016 article in Physical Therapy (PTJ), APTA's science journal, presurgical electrodiag... read more ›

'Red Book' Author, Direct Access Advocate Marilyn Anderson Dies

April 29, 2016: Marilyn Anderson, PT, former member of the APTA Board of Directors, strong advocate for direct access to phys... 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 ›