About APTA Pediatrics

The APTA Academy of Physical Therapy is a specialty component organization of the American Physical Therapy Association. APTA Pediatrics is home to almost 6,000 physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, student, and partner members who serve families and children from pre-term infants to teenagers and even those with developmental disabilities who are entering adulthood.


Optimize movement for lifelong meaningful participation of all children.


Advance pediatric physical therapy through excellence in advocacy, education, and research.


The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy is committed to:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Consumer-centric care
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Social responsibility


  1. ADVOCATE: Advocate for meaningful participation of all children.
  2. EDUCATE: Enhance educational pathways to practice in pediatric physical therapy.
  3. ELEVATE: Elevate pediatric physical therapist practice through the application of evidence.
  4. LEAD: Be a relevant, innovative, agile and responsible organization.


  • Click here to see the APTA Pediatrics Policies & Procedures (including guiding documents)
  • Click here to see the Minutes from the CSM 2021 Business Meeting
  • Click here to see the APTA Pediatrics Strategic Plan 2018-21

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