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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Washington Post: New Magnetic Stimulation Device Being Tested As a Way to 'Prep' Poststroke Brain for Physical Therapy

November 24, 2014: A new transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device is being tested as a possible aid to physical therapy... read more ›

Free Webinar, Audio Course Offer Ends Nov 30

November 24, 2014: November 30 is the last day APTA members can enjoy a prerecorded webinar or audio conference, courtesy of ... read more ›

RockTape Named APTA Strategic Business Partner

November 24, 2014: RockTape Inc, a leading provider of sports medicine products, has been named a Strategic Business Partner ... read more ›

IOM: Physical Activity Measures Should Be Among Standard 'Social and Behavioral' Domains Tracked on EHRs

November 21, 2104: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is recommending that future electronic health records (EHRs) include patie... 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 ›