APTA and APTA Pennsylvania Centennial Celebration

In 2021, APTA will celebrate 100 years as a member association - and launch the next century as the largest community for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students.

On this landmark occasion, APTA Pennsylvania supports APTA in embracing our profession's rich history and generating momentum toward our exciting future.

APTA Pennsylvania is excited to celebrate the Centennial during all of 2021 by bringing you the APTA Pennsylvania Centennial Speaker Webinar Series, our own Flat Mollie competition, various service projects throughout the commonwealth, the APTA Pennsylvania timeline with past-president interviews, and much more! 

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Have a picture or piece of APTA Pennsylvania history that you would like us to include? Submit through our APTA PA History Submission form and we'll be in touch!

APTA Pennsylvania Centennial Speaker Webinar Series

Thank you to all who attended one of our Centennial webinars! We hope you enjoyed our speakers and their presentations.

Flat Mollie Competition

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! This contest will close Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 and prizes will be awarded at the MovePA annual conference.

Download Flat Mollie here.

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

APTA Pennsylvania History and Interviews

APTA Pennsylvania Timeline

The final APTA Pennsylvania timeline installment highlights our most recent history from 2001-2020. Review our final timeline segment and be sure to get involved to shape the future of APTA Pennsylvania!

Past Timeline Installments

View APTA Pennsylvania historical facts here.

APTA Pennsylvania Past President Series

View the Past President Series page to hear about APTA PA history, insight, and words of wisdom from past APTA PA leadership. A new clip will be available every month, so keep an eye on the APTA PA weekly email for updates!

  APTA Pennsylvania Service Projects

 Check back for more details soon!