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Knowledge and skills in practice administration are important for members whether they own a practice, direct a department, manage a facility, or practice as an employee.

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Advocate for the physical therapy profession and the patients it serves. Click here to access resources and opportunities to take action today!



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Our Mission

APTA Kentucky advances and empowers the physical therapy profession to improve the health of the Commonwealth.

Benefits of Membership

There's never been a more important time to be a member of APTA KY. As a recognized leader in state-level health care debates, we need the power of your voice in the regulatory and legislative arenas. Your APTA KY membership benefits your career as well as your profession — an invaluable investment that will pay dividends throughout your future.


Click here to join or to renew your APTA/APTA KY membership.

Upcoming Events:

  • APTA-KY Annual Conference

    Join us and your peers across the bluegrass for the 2021 APTA-KY Annual Conference. We are excited to meet again with both in-person and virtual components, at the Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY on October 1 & 2. This year we will offer our Friday evening research forum live on a virtual platform with Q & A. Saturday sessions will include 4 concurrent in-person sessions focused on specialty specific clinical practice guidelines with topics including orthopedic conditions such as neck pain, geriatric hip replacement, and knee replacements; lymphedema assessment and management; and vestibular rehabilitation. Late afternoon sessions will be used to create an infographic on the topics above. An infographic is a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data. The full agenda will be here soon. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

  • The Graham Sessions 2021 Virtual Series

    Presented by the Institute of Private Practice Physical Therapy.

    The Graham Sessions is the premier annual opportunity for physical therapy professionals to engage in open, often spirited dialog on issues affecting the industry of physical therapy. The popular and compelling What I Believe Speeches are shared by our industry's biggest thought leaders and the critical (and potentially contentious) Hot-Topic Panel Discussions provide deep insight into the most important evolutions for the future of the PT profession.


Documents and Articles


Check out our resources for current students of physical therapy.

New Professionals

Career resources for PTs and PTAs in the first 5 years of their careers.


View the many resources available specific to Physical Therapist Assistants.


View information and resources for educators of PTs and PTAs.

For the Public

A website dedicated to consumers of physical therapy.


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What Our Members Are Saying

Physical Therapy in Kentucky

The first physical therapist arrived in Kentucky in 1935. Within the next few years Mary McDonnell was joined by 15 of her colleagues. They came to fight the crippling effects of polio. They touched the lives of World War II veterans whose bodies were mangled and broken. In 1947, feeling the need to unite and expand their knowledge, they founded the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. These pioneers could only dream their association, which started with 16 members, would grow to serve over 1,600 members.

Today, we are known as APTA Kentucky, a Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association with a combined national presence of over 100,000 members.

Capitol, Frankfort, Kentucky