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.


A world where every child can experience a fulfilling life.


Bringing people together to advance excellence in pediatric physical therapy.


The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy is committed to: Accountability, Collaboration, Consumer-centric care, Inclusion, Innovation, Professionalism, Social responsibility.


  1. ADVOCATE: Promote the health and wellness of every child.
  2. COLLABORATE: Foster the development of meaningful partnerships.
  3. ELEVATE: Accelerate evidence-informed pediatric physical therapy.


  • Click here to see the APTA Pediatrics Policies & Procedures (including guiding documents)
  • Click here to see the APTA Pediatrics Strategic Plan 2022-25.
  • Click here to view the CSM 2023 Business Meeting Minutes & Slides
  • Click here to view the CSM 2023 Awards Program Slides

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