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Physical Therapy

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) - Aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. AAPM&R offers a full depth and breadth of benefits designed to help PM&R physicians meet new challenges and build successful careers. 

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - Individually, members of ACSM span the continuum of research, education, and practice working to ensure the best outcomes for every population. Collectively, the ACSM forms the world's largest and most influential organization in sports medicine, exercise science, and the promotion of physical activity and its cobenefits.  

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) - An individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapy assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA 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. 

American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP)  The ASEP seeks to promote the professional development of exercise physiologists. 

National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) - Advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities while also promoting high quality, ethical, and collaborative practice across the rehabilitation profession. The NRA is comprised of counselors, educators, and researchers. The NRA is committed to continuously improving multifaceted conditions necessary to enhance quality of life of individuals with disabilities, their families, and or communities.