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PTA Membership: Value for You*


Mission & Goals
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PTA members gather at the FPTA Annual Conference


"To me the most important value of membership is networking and collaboration. You can learn so much from other therapists." Kelly Walsingham, PTA, MS, CES

  • The opportunity to connect with other clinicians in my field that allows me to advance my career and also enrich my personal life.
  • From mentors to finding a job to education, the professionals you meet in the APTA/FPTA are giving of their time, experience, and expertise.


PTA members Mary Connors and Sammi Stryke attending a session at FPTA Annual Conference

Professional Development

"I’m new to career (less than 2 years), and constantly working to learn more about the best evidence-based therapies and exercise programs to better serve my patients. It’s a steep learning curve, and I need all the help I can get." Teresa Hanson, PTA

  • Information including evidence based information in just one click through APTA
  • Discounts on CEU’s
  • Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for Physical Therapist Assistants
  • PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways (APP)
  • APTA connects you to a wealth of clinical and practice-related resources to help you provide the high-quality care to your patients, meet your professional goals, and thrive in your practice


PTA member Teresa Hanson takes a seat in the Florida Senate for FPTA State Advocacy Days.


"Our healthcare system is constantly changing. APTA/FPTA advocates for our profession at many levels to protect our practice and to ensure our future in the always evolving reimbursement arena." Mary Connors PTA, MHSc

  • Membership gives me the opportunity to be involved in the progression of my field and the ability to have my thoughts and ideas heard.
  • Who else is going to monitor Tallahassee and Washington DC for issues concerning physical therapy and to protect our practice?
  • PT/PTA Relationship
  • Team strengthening through education and sharing of professional ideas, concerns, and advocacy.
  • Strengthens the PT/PTA Team through continuing education, leadership opportunities and social networking.


PTA member Mary Connors with PTA students

Making a Difference

"Not only do I always have someone to help mentor me in my career and help me make the best possible decisions. I also have the opportunity to pass along my knowledge and passion to students and new professionals." Samantha Stryke, PTA

  • Volunteer, advocacy and leadership opportunities are available for any individual to make a difference in their profession, community, or career.
  • Networking and collaboration with PT’s and PTA’s from all over the US
  • APTA gives you the public relations and marketing tools you need to share the benefits of physical therapy with consumers and other health care professionals

PTA members Karen Cascardi and Paul Laninga host a Speed Dating table at the FPTA Annual Conference


Staying Informed

"PTs and PTAs are working together to education our physical therapy community (from students to experienced therapists) on various topics of interest as expressed by membership..." Dr. Karen Cascardi PTA, ATC, PhD

  • Ensuring that you receive proper payment for physical therapy services is a key component of APTA's Strategic Plan. Stay on top of changing form and code requirements, claim denials, and critical payment topics with the free Medicare Fee Calculator, and more.
  • APTA's website gives you a constant connection to the professional resources you need as you practice.
*These values were identified by FPTA PTA members.
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