APTA – American Physical Therapy Association

The largest physical therapy organization in the United States is the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

The APTA originated in the early 1900s as the American Women’s Physical Therapeutic Association as in its infancy only accepted women as members. It was later, when the association began accepting both male and female physical therapists that it changed its name to the American Physiotherapy Association. During the 1940s its name was changed again to the American Physical Therapy Association which is the name still in use today.


 

Contact Information for the American Physical Therapy Association

Address: American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488

Phone: 800/999-APTA (2782), or 703/684-APTA (2782)
Fax: 703/684-6748
TDD: 703/683-6748
Email: memberservices@apta.org
Website: http://www.apta.org/