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.


SB 485 MODERNIZATION OF DIRECT ACCESS AND RECOGNITION OF DRY NEEDLING FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS INTRODUCED

Senator Scavello, on behalf of APTA Pennsylvania and PTs in the state, introduced SB 485 last week. This legislation specifically includes dry needling in our practice act, increases direct access to 90 days and updates the requirements to practice in the direct access environment.

WE NEED YOUR HELP - CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TODAY AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT THE SENATE BILL 485 (SB 485) FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS TO INCREASE DIRECT ACCESS TO 90 DAYS AND TO EXPLICITLY LIST DRY NEEDLING IN OUR PRACTICE ACT.

Access the APTA Pennsylvania Dry Needling and Direct Access Update here.


Information Blocking: IMPORTANT Update - Information Blocking rules take effect on April 5, 2021!

The 21st Century Cures Act defines information blocking as “practices that are likely to interfere with access, exchange, or use of electronic health information." Practice owners and clinicians should access these links for information on the rules:

Practice Resources

Latest News

2021 APTA Pennsylvania Call for Abstracts Now Open

Visit the 2021 call for abstract page to review the guidelines and apply. Deadline to apply is June 14, 2021.


 APTA PA 2021 Centennial Events

Visit the APTA Pennsylvania Centennial site to register for upcoming events, submit your Flat Mollie photo, review the APTA PA timeline, and more!


The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Opens 2021 Research Grants

The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) is now accepting grant applications for 7 different mechanisms.
Read the application guidelines and instructions on the FPTR website here