Welcome to the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA)

The PPTA 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.

PPTA 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. PPTA is committed to fostering advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education for its members and its community.

2020 MovePA Virtual Conference Recording Package

Missed the live 2020 MovePA educational sessions? Purchase the 2020 PPTA MovePA Virtual Conference Recording package to review all of the recorded sessions and receive your contact hour credits before Dec. 31, 2020! Visit the 2020 MovePA page for more information.

New Telehealth Survey - Use and Reimbursement of Telehealth in Physical Therapy

Lebanon Valley College, with support from PPTA, asks that you take time to complete this new, important, and updated telehealth survey. The data from this survey is intended to document the use of telehealth and reimbursement for physical therapy services in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and will be useful in future efforts to include telehealth as a standard of care in PA after the COVID-19 crisis subsides. Please share this link with non-APTA/PPTA members.

The purpose of this survey is to assess the use and reimbursement of telehealth in physical therapy. This survey should be completed by all individuals in your practice who have a role in billing for physical therapy services, including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, practice owners and staff. Your participation in this research is voluntary. There is no obligation to finish the or even start the survey. There are no known risks in participating with this survey. All information collected will be de-identified and be secured in a confidential manner. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. The survey was approved by the IRB at Lebanon Valley College.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Stan Dacko at [email protected]

Clicking on the link to start the survey indicates that you are older than 18 years of age, understand the information above, and agree to participate.

Latest News

PPTA 2020 Fall Elections are now OPEN! Members: Vote Today

2020 Fall Elections are now OPEN! Elections are open until Thursday, Nov. 12. Help shape PPTA leadership and cast your vote today!

Licensure Renewal Questions? Learn More

Although the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy is who you want to reach out to for your licensure questions, PPTA leadership has compiled licensure renewal information in one place to help! Review the Licensure Renewal Information page for guidance and contact the PA State Board for further questions.

PPTA Ethics Seminar Registration

Register today for the PPTA Ethics Seminar! During this difficult time, the PPTA leadership wants to ensure members are supported in various ways - especially while many PTs and PTAs are on the frontlines providing care. With that, the PPTA Ethics Committee is excited to offer a new member benefit with a new pace-based Ethics Seminar. Registration is FREE for members and $25 for non-members.

Approved for: 2 Ethics/Law Contact Hours

Learn more & register today!

"PT Advocacy in Action: The Legislative Process" Micro-Learning Available

Introducing the newest micro-learning webinar from the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, titled "PT Advocacy in Action: The Legislative Process." This 9-minute micro-learning describes the process for how a bill becomes a law in Pennsylvania. Additionally, viewers will learn how advocacy fits into this process. There is a PDF of the presentation as there are 2 embedded links viewers may find useful. Please visit the Public Policy and Advocacy page to view the webinar.