The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), is a national professional organization representing physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students throughout the United States. The Association's efforts are directed toward serving its members and the public by increasing the understanding of the physical therapist's role in the nation's health care system and by fostering improvements in physical therapy education, practice and research. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, APTA works to fulfill its objectives in the areas of accreditation, clinical research, continuing education, legislative representation, minority and international issues, practice issues, publications, and more.
APTA's Service Center serves as a contact point for ordering brochures, monographs, and other selections on physical therapy practice, education, research, careers, public relations, and more. Serial publications: Physical Therapy, official journal of APTA, includes articles on clinical testing and procedures, basic science, philosophy, education, and administration, as well as reviews and abstracts of current literature and notes on new products and software. (monthly).
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