Welcome to APTA Pennsylvania, a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association

APTA Pennsylvania is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and represents more than 5,700 dedicated physical therapy professionals and students across the Commonwealth. With educational opportunities, networking, and resources for the PT professional, APTA Pennsylvania is committed to fostering advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education for its members and its community.


PRACTICE ALERT:   Massive UnitedHealth Group Cyberattack

United Health Group Offers Workarounds, Congress Weighs In

On February 21, a ransomware assault occurred on Change Healthcare, a claims and billing processor within UnitedHealth Group's Optum subsidiary.  APTA has been in communication with UHC about the impact of the cyberattack on physical therapy.  APTA encourages members to access the following links to learn more about the congressional inquiries that are in process in response to the investigations UHC faces, and notice that the Office for Civil Rights intends to examine whether Change Healthcare followed laws protecting patient privacy.

APTA Resources:

CMS Offers Accelerated and Advanced Payments in Response to Change Cyberattack

Massive Cyberattack: UnitedHealth Group Offers Workarounds, HHS Weighs In

UHC Resources:


Temporary Funding Assistance Program: Helping providers bridge the gap in short-term cash flow needs via Optum Pay.  Watch this how-to video on the temporary funding process.

Optum iEDI secure data transfer Helping providers submit claims or upload and securely transfer larger files.

Congressional Hearing:


For additional guidance, members can email [email protected].

Abstract Submissions are Open

The APTA-Pennsylvania Practice and Research Committee invites members to submit abstracts for research studies, case reports, and special interest reports for presentation at the APTA-Pennsylvania MovePA Annual Conference Nov. 1-3. 2024 at Seven Springs Mountain Conference Center, Seven Springs, PA. Submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed for consideration for platform or poster presentations during the Conference. Researchers will also be required to record accepted abstracts for release as part of the 2025 Spring Webinar Series. Abstracts that have been submitted or presented at other conferences can be submitted for consideration for the MovePA Annual Conference.

Individuals submitting abstracts are required to strictly adhere to the posted guidelines for submission. Reviewers will closely assess for adherence to the stated criteria and standards, including formatting guidelines. Download the APTA-Pennsylvania Abstract Submission Guidelines. In addition, all submitters are strongly encouraged to review the one page handout on Tips for Preparing a Successful Abstract for their study category: Research StudyCase Report, or Special Interest Report

The Call for Abstracts closes on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 12:00 noon (EST). All submitting parties will be notified of the outcome by Friday, August 2, 2024.

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