The Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and we are pleased that you have taken this opportunity to learn more about us.
The PPTA’s core purpose and mission is to represent, advocate and advance the practice of physical therapy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By 2020 we envision the physical therapy profession will have unrestricted direct access to health care consumers and be recognized in the Commonwealth as the providers of choice and leaders in the prevention of impairment, wellness and restorative care of neuromusculoskeletal systems. The Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association is one of 50 State Chapters within the APTA and currently represents approximately 3117 physical therapist and physical therapist assistant members and over 1000 student members across the Commonwealth. In addition, it represents 7 Districts (Northwest, Northcentral, Northeast, Southwest, Westcentral, Southcentral, and Southeast) of the Commonwealth and 6 Special Interest Groups (SIG’s) consisting of Acute Care, Geriatric, Neurology, Pediatric, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Private Practice.