Information for Physical Therapy Assistants

Membership Matters

The PTA Caucus is leading efforts to increase PTA representation within APTA to 10,000 members! From discounts to professional growth opportunities, including the growing PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways program, APTA offers more benefits than ever before.

The APTA Maryland has a PTA Caucus Representative, Stephanie Thomson, who not only represents the Chapter with the National PTA Caucus, but also assists the Chapter to be the point contact for our PTA members to discuss interests and needs. Our PTA Caucus Rep sits on our Board of Directors. In addition we have an alternate PTA Caucus Representative, Gincy Stezar.

Leading the Way - The Importance of Getting Involved with APTAMD and APTA

Doing so has brought about internal changes such as the Caucus and the full component vote, as well as external changes—such as a recent major policy change by TRICARE. We need you on Chapter committees to make sure the PTA voice is a part of all facets of what we do. As a member you can join any committee.>>>Learn more.

PTA Members Say it Best:
  • "We need to be included in all the facets that advocacy stands for. For example, I don't have a job unless I get paid, I don't get paid unless I have legislators supporting my field, and I don't have legislators doing that unless I have my chapter's support."
  • "It's important to have legislators on Capitol Hill—or even just within your state—understand that physical therapy is important."
  • "Advocacy helps not only with insurance payments, but also with improving the quality of the physical therapy profession and with getting the word out about us on a national and even global scale."

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