About APTA Pediatrics

The Academy of Physical Therapy is a specialty component organization of the American Physical Therapy Association. The Academy 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 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 APPT 2018-21 Strategic Plan
  • Click here to see what APPT was up to in 2018
  • Click here to see the minutes from the APPT Business Meeting at CSM 2019
  • Click here to share the Benefits of Belonging to APPT
  • Click here to see the APPT Bylaws
  • Click here to see the APPT Policies & Procedures
  • Click here to see the latest APPT Election information

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