Physical Therapy Resource Guide
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American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
The APTA is a national professional organization representing nearly 63,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students throughout the United States. Its goals are to serve its members and the public by increasing the understanding of the physical therapist’s role in the health care system and by fostering improvements in physical therapy education, practice, and research.
Arizona Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
The mission of this association is to represent and promote the profession's role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of movement dysfunctions to enhance the health and functional abilities of the public. This Chapter represents Arizona in the APTA.
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy develops and administers the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for both physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in 53 jurisdictions – the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These high-stakes exams assess the basic entry-level competence for first time licensure or registration as a PT or PTA within the 53 jurisdictions.
Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)
The IPTA is an organization of 3,000 physical therapists and physical therapist assistants committed to advancing the ethical and professional best practice of physical therapy in Illinois.