Moving the physical therapy profession forward requires a coordinated effort, and there is power in numbers. APTA Colorado brings the community together to work for the good of our profession and our patients. 

Beyond advocacy, education and opportunities to connect with other physical therapists, APTA Colorado offers membership benefits to support you at every stage of your career. 

From paying off student loans to reimbursement support to legal advice, as an APTA Colorado member, you have access to a variety of resources to help you navigate professional challenges. 

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APTA Colorado Membership Benefits

APTA Advocates for you in Washington, DC, and Colorado
APTA’s advocacy efforts represent the interests of physical therapists, including Medicaid reimbursement and legislation to advance the profession, allowing physical therapists to best serve patients. Resource centers for major legislative issues like health care reform and the Medicare therapy cap allow you to stay informed, while the Legislative Action Center streamlines the process of contacting representatives on Capitol Hill, so that you can advocate for your profession.

APTA advocates for proper payment for high-quality patient care.
Ensuring that you receive proper payment for physical therapy services is a key component of APTA’s Strategic Plan. APTA helps you navigate the reimbursement maze and get paid appropriately for your services. Stay on top of changing form and code requirements, claim denials, and critical payment topics with the free Medicare Fee Calculator, and more.

APTA promotes the benefits of physical therapy.
APTA gives you the public relations and marketing tools you need to share the benefits of physical therapy with consumers and other health care professionals. includes interactive tools and information for consumers and health care professionals, plus consumer-oriented handouts. The ChoosePT toolkit empowers you to strengthen the physical therapy brand, including assets and resources to promote the practice of physical therapy. In Colorado, through its website, the APTA/Colorado chapter provides practice information and professional resources. The Colorado chapter promotes the profession by connecting journalists with physical therapy experts, through social media and more. The Colorado chapter is an active participant in the 365Health Fair, held in early April each year.

APTA connects you with colleagues for networking and collaboration.
From the live events to social networking, tap into the collective knowledge and expertise among our 80,000+ physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, and student members. Discover more opportunities to connect through the Colorado districts, Special Interest Groups and committees. 

APTA Saves You Money
Get Discounts on APTA Products and Services
Take Advantage of Special Offers From National Brands

APTA provides information at your fingertips.
APTA’s Web site gives you a constant connection to the professional resources you need as you practice. Your membership gives you online access to PT in Motion magazine, the online Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, and more.

APTA promotes evidence-based practice.
Your membership gives you quick and easy access to clinical research that supports evidence-based physical therapy practice across practice settings and specialty areas. 

  • APTA’s Open Door: Free online access to text articles and abstracts from more than 2,500 health care-oriented periodicals.
  • PT Journal (PTJ): State-of-the-art research, case reports, technical reports, literature reviews, and perspectives on clinical and professional issues. 
  • APTA’s Hooked on Evidence: National database on the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions, exclusively available to members online.
APTA strengthens your expertise with clinical and practice resources.
APTA connects you to a wealth of clinical and practice-related resources to help you provide high-quality care to your patients, meet your professional goals, and thrive in your practice. 
  • APTA members enjoy best-practice documentation resources and guidelines on supervision of personnel, and more. 
  • Specially priced APTA-endorsed insurance and financial benefits will protect you from risk and help you save money.
  • Free advertising via Find a PT, APTA’s consumer search engine, connects you with potential patients.
APTA helps you advance to the next level.
APTA encourages its members to continue their career development. 
  • PTs ready to advance their clinical practice can fast track their education and career by completing credentialed post-professional clinical residency or fellowship programs, or beginning the path to ABPTS board certification in any of 8 clinical specialization areas. 
  • PTs can also earn recognition as an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor.
  • Job seekers can search for jobs on the Career Center where only APTA members can post resumes online and sign up for job alerts. APTA member employers posting single job listings save 40%.


Dues Discounts
APTA Early-Career Dues Discount
Are you a student member of APTA? Maintain your APTA membership through graduation and you will receive a 50% discount on APTA dues your first year postgraduation, with additional savings the next three years:

  • Second year postgraduation: 40% off national and participating chapter and section dues.
  • Third year postgraduation: 30% off national and participating chapter and section dues.
  • Fourth year postgraduation: 20% off national and participating chapter and section dues.
This discount will be automatically applied at renewal. Learn more about the APTA Early-Career Dues Discount.




Become a member today, or renew your membership.

Membership Questions

To request additional information about membership for yourself, a friend, a colleague, or a student, contact APTA’s Member Services department at 800-999-2782, ext 3395, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm ET, or at [email protected].