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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'Apparently Healthy' Individuals Who Can't Balance on 1 Foot Have Higher Rates of Cerebral Vessel Disease, Cognitive Decline

December 19, 2014: A new study from Japan has found that among apparently healthy middle-aged adults, an inability to balance... read more ›

Galloway Among Top 20 People 'Making a Difference'

December 19, 2014: Physical therapists (PTs) can include one of their own among the country's most influential health care le... read more ›

True or False?

December 18, 2014: The APTA Integrity in Practice campaign has a quick true-or-false question for you. read more ›

APTA Tweets Itself to Top 100 Association 'Handles You Should Follow'

December 18, 2014: APTA's Twitter handle has been chosen as one of the top 50 "association Twitter handles you should follow,... 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 ›