About Us

The American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts, Inc. (APTA of MA) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is comprised of approximately 1,750 members, consisting of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students in the field of physical therapy.

The APTA of MA strives to provide a central forum for the exchange of information for physical therapists and their patients in Massachusetts, as well as a center for continuing education.   In addition, the APTA of MA endeavors to inform physical therapy patients of what is available to them and to collaborate with insurers to ensure fair practices.

Physical therapists are movement experts who treat people of all ages and abilities, helping them improve and maintain function and quality of life. Physical therapists receive a clinical doctorate degree (DPT) before taking a national physical therapy licensure exam. Physical therapists are licensed in all US jurisdictions. Physical therapist assistants work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, must complete a 2-year associate's degree, and are licenses or certified in all US jurisdictions.   Find out more about how a Physical Therapist can help you #MoveForward