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APTA and FSBPT Collaboration

Moving Forward Together

FSBPT and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) each have unique missions, purposes, and roles to play in the physical therapy profession.

There are many topics that are of interest to both organizations.

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Missions

  • FSBPT

    To protect the public by providing service and leadership that promote safe and competent physical therapy practice.

  • APTA

    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.

Type of organization

  • FSBPT

    Membership organization of fifty-three jurisdictions.

  • APTA

    Membership organization of more than 90,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students.

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Continuing Competence

Continuing competence is one major area in which the FSBPT and APTA both have roles and responsibilities. Together, we have developed documents on issues surrounding continuing competence.

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