Are You Ready to Be Connected?

The Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is seeking to partner with pediatric PTs and PTAs outside the United States, as well as professionals within the US who serve children, to share information, work together, and improve services for children and families. The almost-6,000 members of APTA Pediatrics seek to advance pediatric physical therapy through excellence in advocacy, education, and research in order to optimize movement for lifelong meaningful participation of all children.

Why Should You Become a Partner of APTA Pediatrics?

As a Partner of APTA Pediatrics you will receive the following benefits:

  • An annual online subscription to Pediatric Physical Therapy, our award-winning, Medline-listed quarterly journal, including video interviews, podcasts, and more.
  • Free optional membership in ten Special Interest Groups: Pediatric Sports-Fitness, Adolescents & Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Neonatology, School-based Physical Therapy, Early Intervention, Hospital-based Physical Therapy, Academic & Clinical Educators, Residency & Fellowship, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, and Student & New Professionals
  • Access to members-only information on our website
  • Delivery of Milestones, our monthly electronic newsletters with the news of interest to our members
  • Answers to your questions via member forums and social media
  • Discounts on products and course registrations, including the APTA Pediatrics Annual Conference. 
  • Access to our mentoring program for PT and PTA members
  • Most importantly, you'll be part of a network of members and a part of a collective voice for pediatric physical therapy

How Can You Get Involved in Other APTA Pediatrics Activities?

APTA Pediatrics has many opportunities to get involved - we encourage you to offer your time and expertise! The rewards gained from involvement with pediatric physical therapists benefit your career growth and provide personal gratification. We welcome the opportunity to acquaint you with APTA Pediatrics!

How Can You   Join as a Partner?

The annual Partner fee is $75, covering a single year of benefits. This fee is required annually for each successive renewal of your Partner status. To join APTA Pediatrics as a Partner, sign up online to pay by credit card or download the Partners form and mail it in with a check

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Who Is Eligible for Pediatric Partner Status?

If you are not eligible for membership in APTA, you can join The APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy as a Partner. This includes PTs and PTAs who live in a country other than the United States and non-PTs/PTAs who work in an affiliated field and would benefit from Academy membership.