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.


The following links are to current updates related to the end of

 the Federal Public Health Emergency:

Telehealth changes:

From APTA: At the PHE's End, Still No Clarity on Facility-Based Use of Telehealth Please note: This communication, dated 5/11/2023, is the most recent update and provides more information than the other links.

From APTA: For Facilities, What About Telehealth Post-PHE? APTA Presses CMS for Answers

From APTA: Podcast | End of the Public Health Emergency: What You Need to Know | APTA

From HHS Office for Civil Rights:  Delay for the Return of HIPAA Enforcement: HHS Office for Civil Rights Announces the Expiration of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency HIPAA Notifications of Enforcement Discretion | HHS.gov

Miscellaneous Updates and Projected Changes:

From APTAThe End of the Public Health Emergency: What You Need to Know | APTA

For more detailed information, please access the APTA-PA Practice and Research Committee (aptapa.org) webpage.

 APTA PA Research Award Grant Applications Are Extended to June 5

Grant Applications

The APTA PA Practice & Research Committee is now accepting applications for the 2023 APTA Pennsylvania Research Grant. APTA Pennsylvania has allocated up to $1,500 for this award. Interested investigators should review the Guidelines for Grant Applications to review the award criteria and determine eligibility. Eligible investigators are invited to complete and submit the electronic Application for Grant Award by the application deadline on June 5, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

For questions, please contact Mary Ann Wharton, Practice & Research Chair.

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Abstract Submissions

The APTA-Pennsylvania Practice and Research Committee invites members to submit abstracts for research, case reports, and special interest reports for presentation at the APTA-Pennsylvania MovePA Annual Conference Oct. 6-8, 2023 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square in Lancaster, PA. Submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed for consideration for platform or poster presentations. Abstracts that have been submitted or presented at other conferences may be considered for the MovePA Annual Conference.

The Call for Abstracts closes on Monday, June 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. 

For more information, Download the APTA PA Abstract Submission Guidelines


APTA PA Abstract Call for Abstract Reviewers

The APTA Pennsylvania Practice and Research Committee is looking for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants willing to serve as research abstract reviewers. Individuals selected will review and rate abstract submissions for platform and poster presentations for the APTA Pennsylvania MovePA Conference in October 2023. Prior experience as a research abstract reviewer is not required. Abstract reviews will begin July 10, 2023. The deadline for returning reviews to Chapter Office is July 31, 2023. The estimated time commitment for each reviewer is eight hours.  

Call for reviewers closes June 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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