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

APTA Pennsylvania seeks to improve the health and quality of life in individuals in society by advancing physical therapy practice, education and research in the state, across the country, and around the world. We strive to increase the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role to follow healthcare providers, lawmakers and the public.

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.

ATTENTION: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Coronavirus vaccinations are currently underway in the Commonwealth for first line health care workers employed in hospital-based systems. As per the CDC guidelines, there are multiple factors to take into account for distribution and receiving the vaccination.  

Distribution of the vaccination is being handled at the state level, based on population numbers, and each state is responsible for determining how it will distribute the vaccine. In Pennsylvania, Secretary of Health Rachel Levine and Governor Tom Wolf have determined that “Every health care worker who wants to be vaccinated will be vaccinated whether or not they are affiliated with a hospital.” 

While vaccinations have begun in hospital-based systems and will begin this week for nursing home residents and facility based living situations, Secretary Levine has not specifically addressed when frontline workers outside of hospital-based systems will receive the vaccination. The Commonwealth has partnered with large pharmacies, CVS and Walgreens, which will provide vaccinations in the near future.  

As soon as APTA PA is aware of details, APTA PA will provide that information. Please continue to visit the website for updates.

*Vaccination locations and contacts for non-affiliated health care personnel will be available after Jan. 6, 2021.

This is an interim vaccine plan from the department. Many components of the COVID-19 vaccine plan remain fluid and continue to be modified and adapted as more announcements and decisions are made at the federal level. The department is continuing to receive feedback and will be modifying this plan and posting public updates to this in the coming weeks.

*This information was pulled from the PA Department of Health website.

Latest News

Centennial Webinar Series

The next webinar in the series will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. | Learn more on the Centennial Webinar Speaker Series page and register today!

Flat Mollie Contest

We all know the story of Flat Stanley, the boy who was flatted by a bulletin board and now can fold himself up into an envelope and travel anywhere in the world, but have you heard of Flat Mollie? Mary McMillian, or "Mollie" as her friends called her, is considered the Mother of Physical Therapy and was the first president of the American Women's Physical Therapeutic Association. Download and print out our Flat Mollie below, take her on your adventures (whether it be to work or on a trip!), and then submit your photo to be entered in to win a prize!

Download Flat Mollie here.

Submit your Flat Mollie photo to be entered in to win a prize!

Research Participation Opportunities

Review the current Research Participation Opportunities available! We thank you for your consideration!