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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6 in 10 Americans Willing to Participate in Online Physician Visits

January 23, 2015: A new survey has found that a majority of Americans are not only receptive to the idea of an online physici... read more ›

Resistance Training Effective in Countering Bone Density Loss, but Only When Combined With High-Impact, Weight-Bearing Exercise

January 23, 2015: Nondrug approaches to preserving bone mineral density (BMD) in women postmenopause can be effective—but onl... read more ›

PTNow Blog: Orthopaedic Section CPGs Get High Marks

January 23, 2015: New appraisals of 2 Orthopaedic Section clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are in, and both support the gu... read more ›

New APTA Policy Priorities Leverage the Power of Physical Therapy

January 22, 2015: APTA's public policy priorities (.pdf) for the next 2 years will bring new energy to some longstanding advo... 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 ›