The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) announces the achievement of a major milestone: 100,000 members.

These members include physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students.

Pursuing the physical therapy profession’s vision of “transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience,” the APTA—founded in 1921—seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy’s role in the nation’s health care system, according to a media release from the APTA.

“I could not be more pleased that APTA has reached this incredible milestone,” says APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, in the release.

“APTA membership illustrates the commitment and dedication that physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students across the country have to their profession. Membership enables personal development and accelerates our profession’s collective progress. With health care rapidly evolving, there’s never been a more important time to combine our strengths in pursuit of APTA’s bold vision of a society transformed through optimized movement,” she adds.

APTA membership includes several benefits, as well as opportunities for engagement and professional development. In addition, through member support, APTA is active in advocacy, public awareness, and the continued pursuit of clinical excellence.

For more information about membership, visit APTA.

[Source: APTA]