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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Acetaminophen May Do Little to Speed LBP Recovery

July 28, 2014: It may be a prevalent practice, but the use of acetaminophen for acute low back pain does not decrease recover... read more ›

APTA Points Out Potential Harmful Delays in Patient Care From CMS Proposed Rule on DMEPOS

July 28, 2014: If past problems are any indication of how the future might go, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (... read more ›

US Virgin Islands Gets Direct Access, Improved PT Practice Act

July 25, 2014: Virgin Islanders will now have improved access to physical therapist (PT) services—and a much more effective ... read more ›

Latest Workshop Helps Participants Refine 'Blueprint' for New Clinical Practice Guidelines

July 25, 2014: Evidence-based practice resources for physical therapists (PTs) will continue to expand thanks to the work of ... 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 ›