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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No PT in Motion News Nov. 26, 27, 28

November 25, 2014: PT in Motion News will not run on Nov. 26, 27, and 28. News stories will resume posting on Monday, Dec. 1. read more ›

Study Finds Significant Metabolic Energy Improvements for Older Runners Over Older Walkers

November 25, 2014: A small study of adults in their late 60s has found that regular running can reduce the metabolic "cost" o... read more ›

PTNow Blog: COPD Resource Roundup

November 25, 2014: The PTNow blog is serving as a temporary 1-stop shop for physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist as... read more ›

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 ›

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 ›