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.

What's New >

'Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy' Act Introduced in House and Senate

January 30, 2015: The ability of physical therapists (PTs) in private practice to improve continuity of care for their patien... read more ›

APTA Candidate Information Posted

January 30, 2015: Candidates for APTA elected positions have been announced and APTA members can learn more about them at the... read more ›

Swedish Study Says 'Gendered Communication' Contributes to Bias in Physical Therapy Referrals

January 29, 2015: A study from Sweden has found that, at least for 1 hospital in that country, multidisciplinary health care ... read more ›

CDC: Nearly 20% of Adults 60 and Older Have Reduced Muscle Strength

January 29, 2015: Nearly 2 in 10 US adults 60 and older have reduced muscle strength, according to new data from the US Cente... 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 ›