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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CDC: One Third of Youth Misperceive Weight Status

July 24, 2014: For many children in the United States, the battle against childhood obesity may be in part a battle of percep... read more ›

Clinical Education Webinar Series Continues With Focus on Partnerships

July 23, 2014: A sweeping multiorganizational effort to create a shared vision for physical therapist clinical education cont... read more ›

Proposed CMS Rule Would Reduce Prosthetics, Orthotics, Other DME Reimbursement; APTA Posts Summary

July 23, 2014: A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed rule (.pdf) could reduce reimbursement for durable medical ... read more ›

Shirts May Be No Slouch When it Comes to Posture

July 22, 2014: Bad posture? There's a shirt for that. Well, maybe. read more ›

Make plans now to meet your legislator in August

As the August recess rapidly approaches, now is the time to start planning your advocacy activities. Members of congress will... read more ›

Congress Considers Post-Acute Care Reform

This legislation would instruct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to standardize patient assessment data, quality, a... read more ›

Regence updates the Physical Medicine program in The Connection

The following is reprinted from the Regence provider newsletter available here . It was written by Regence not by the OPTA, ... read more ›