About Us

What is APTA Maryland?

APTA Maryland is a professional organization representing over 1800 members who are physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students.

In 2021 APTA celebrated our Centennial. Now we are looking to the future of the Chapter and profession as we discuss our new strategic plan. 

APTA Maryland is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a national professional organization representing more than 100,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.

Our Goals

APTA Maryland continues to work on increasing member value and engagement, and implementing the Chapter’s vision to empower the diverse communities in Maryland to advance health and wellness by optimizing movement and function. 

Our current strategic plan includes a road map to make a strong impact on the profession and society. It was developed in 2020 as a short term plan of 18 months to meet the demands during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Mission

APTA Maryland fosters excellence in the profession of physical therapy by advocating, educating, and promoting best practices to improve the human experience of the diverse society we represent and serve.

Our Vision

Transforming the diverse communities in Maryland to advance health and wellness by optimizing movement and function across the lifespan.

Our Strategic

New Strategic Plan Addresses The COVID-19 Pandemic and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Protecting and Promoting Public Health
Issues related to public health and human rights should never be partisan. We believe that health professions’ organizations are obliged to take action to protect and promote public health. To that end, we must occasionally make a public statement and take, not a political stance, but a humanitarian one when it comes to relevant social issues that affect public health and human rights.