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 is celebrating our Centennial. Happy 100th Birthday APTA!

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. 

We need a road map that provides the strategy to make a strong impact on the profession and society.

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
Plan

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.