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.


URGENT Legislative Alert: Contact Your Legislators Regarding SB 1160 & 1161

SB 1160 and SB 1161 was introduced by the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Association and would allow ATs to be able to manage “individual” instead of “physically active persons.” 

Learn more and take action today.


IMPORTANT ALERT! PA Telehealth Waiver Extension

The Pennsylvania Waiver Licensed Health Care Practitioners providing Telemedicine Serviceswill now expire on Oct. 31, 2022. Act 30 of 2022, signed into law on June 30, 2022, provided for an extension of the telehealth waiver previously set to expire June 30.

The waiver, Supervision Requirements for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, expired on June 20, 2022.

Please see the Practice and Research Page for additional information on telehealth, including important excerpts from the PA Department of State Frequently Asked Questions link: Telemedicine FAQs (pa.gov)

We will continue to monitor Pennsylvania.gov and other pertinent websites and will inform you of any new information as it becomes known.

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APTA PA Call for Nominations

Submit today for the APTA PA 2022 Call for nominations! Chapter nominations close Sept. 15. Review the open positions and nominate today!

APTA PA Printed Newsletter Opt-Out

Starting in 2022, we would like to extend members the option to opt-out of receiving the physical newsletter. All members will still receive an electronic version of the newsletter via email, and you can contact the APTA PA Office to opt back in at any time. Submit your APTA PA annual newsletter opt-out here.