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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Exercise Can Help Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms, But No Clear Winner Between Aquatic and Land-Based Programs

October 30, 2014: Exercise therapy can improve some symptoms of fibromyalgia, but conclusive evidence favoring aquatic or lan... read more ›

Video of McMillan Lecture Ready for Viewing

October 30, 2014: Those who heard the 45th Mary McMillan Lecture at the 2014 NEXT Conference and Exposition have been talking... read more ›

How Did You Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month

October 30, 2014: What did you do for National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) this year? Time to share it with the world! read more ›

CDC Still Looking for Answers to Condition Producing Paralysis in Children

October 29, 2014: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still trying to identify the cause of an illness... 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 ›

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 carecorenational.co... read more ›