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The Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) is the Georgia Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. With over 2,200 members, we are here to serve your state needs, while representing the views and values of the national Association.

 

Mission

The mission of PTAG is to promote the profession of physical therapy with excellence, integrity, and collaboration to serve and advocate for the health and wellness of the people of Georgia.

 

About APTA

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 90,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist 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. For more information about how PTAG fits into the national landscape of APTA, visit apta.org about the following:

  • Membership & Benefits
  • Vision & Strategic Plan
  • Policies & Bylaws
  • Leadership & Governance
  • Chapters & Sections
  • Honors & Awards Programs
  • Staff
  • Jobs
  • Strategic Business Partners
  • Advocacy

 

About the Georgia Therapy Tri-Alliance

The Georgia Therapy Tri-Alliance, which consists of representatives from Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (GSHA)Georgia Occupational Therapy Association (GOTA) and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia, works together to address regulation and reimbursement changes.

     GSHA         GOTA         PTAGL   

membershipPTAG represents over 2,200 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students. As a component of the APTA, membership in the national organization is required for chapter participation. We are glad to have your involvement in our diverse and ever-changing body of membership.

Membership Dues

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Membership Benefits

In addition to the national benefits offered by the APTA, PTAG offers local benefits, such as:

Membership Demographics

By Member Type
PT: 62.1%
PTA: 6.6%
Students: 31.3%

By LAN
LAN 1: 67.4%
LAN 2: 19.6%
LAN 3: 13.0%

By Sex/Gender
Female: 60.3%
Male: 31.5%
Unreported: 8.2%

In an effort to improve PTAG communication and also to foster regional identity, three Local Area Networks (or LANs) have been established. They are led by LAN Directors who serve as a liaison between the members and the Board of Directors.

LAN 1 - Atlanta/North Georgia Physical Therapy Network
Director: Dhara Shah

LAN 2 - Middle Georgia Physical Therapy Network
Director: Katherine Sylvester

LAN 3 - Coastal/South Georgia Physical Therapy Network
Director: Blake Hampton

Note: In addition to the contact forms, all Directors can be reached at their "LAN#director"@ptagonline.org address.

 

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FINsImagePTAG has five focused interest networks whose goal is to represent and promote the unique interests of the membership. Network membership is included in Chapter memebership. To be included in their individual communication streams, contact the respective Chairs.

 

PTA Network - for Physical Therapy Assistants & PTA students
Deanna Maddox, Chair
Ashley Camoosa, Secretary
Kaye McKneeley, Caucus Representative

Student Physical Therapy Network - for PT & PTA students
Schuyler Bentzel, President
Luke Siegmann, Vice President
Taylor Hemmerick, Treasurer
Taylor Maida, Social Chair
K. Taylor Adkins, Secretary
Nikki Bailys, Core Ambassador

Acute Care Physical Therapy Network - for PTs, PTAs & students practicing or with an interest in acute care physical therapy
Jennifer Sharp, Chair
Erica Colclough, Vice Chair

Neurology Physical Therapy Network - for PTs, PTAs & students practicing or with an interest in neuro physical therapy
Melissa Bloom, Chair
April Hodge, Vice Chair

Private Practice Physical Therapy Network - for PTs, PTAs & students practicing or with an interest in private practice physical therapy
Matthew Underwood, Private Practice Network Chair
 

For Physical Therapy Assistants & PTA students
Deanna Maddox, Chair
Ashley Camoosa, Secretary
Kaye McKneeleyCaucus Representative

The Student Focused Interest Network is an organization designed by students for physical therapy students and physical therapy assistant students. Forty founding members called the first meetings of the organization in 1992. John Hughes, a physical therapy student at North Georgia College, was the first elected president. Students who are members of PTAG automatically obtain membership to the Student Network.

Current Officers

2018 - 2019

     Schuyler BentzelMercer University President
  Luke Siegmann, Mercer University Vice President
  K. Taylor AdkinsMercer University Secretary
  Taylor Hemmerick, GA State University                                     Treasurer
  Taylor MaidaMercer University
Social Chair
  Nikki BailysEmory University
Core Ambassador

  


Objectives

  • Identify and respond to areas of concern related to student members.
  • Promote the role of students in physical therapy.
  • Promote membership and encourage the participation of students in the APTA, PTAG and Student Network.
  • Assist PTAG in the furtherance of PTAG's object and functions.
  • Provide such services that will further the Student Network's purpose.

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Past Officers

2017 - 2018

Katherine June, Mercer University President
Jayme Astarita, University of North GA Vice President
Amy Henderson, Augusta University Secretary
Kimberly Jayne Pauly, Mercer University Treasurer
Schuyler Bentzel, Mercer University
Social Chair
Paul Gargas, GA State University
Core Ambassador


2016 - 2017

       Claire Bingham, University of North Georgia                  President                              
  Raymond Lynch, Mercer University Vice President
  Susanna Krouse, University of North Georgia Secretary
  Katelyn Joyce, Augusta University Treasurer
  Randall Sides, Mercer University
Social Chair
  Jasmine Brooks, Atlanta Technical College Newsletter Co-Editor
  Carolyn Elliott, Mercer University Newsletter Co-Editor
  Katherine June, Mercer University
Core Ambassador


2015 - 2016

Cassi Palma, University of North Georgia President
Cortney Charlesworth, University of North Georgia Vice President
Susanna Polley, University of North Georgia Secretary
Tyler King, Chattahoochee Technical College Treasurer
Jamie Dennis, University of North Georgia Social Chair
Elissa Shepard, Georgia State University Newsletter Co-Editor
Anisha Patel, Georgia State University Newsletter Co-Editor
Krystal Sterling, University of North Georgia Core Ambassador

2014 - 2015

Kari Lindegren, Emory University President
Michelle Sauer, Emory University Vice President
Cortney Charlesworth, University of North Georgia Secretary
Caitlin Howelll, Mercer University Treasurer
Cassi Palma, University of North Georgia
Social Chair
Elissa Shepard, Georgia State University Newsletter Co-Editor
Anisha Patel, Georgia State University Newsletter Co-Editor
Nate Angus, Armstrong State University Core Ambassador

2013 - 2014

Deanna Hortman, Mercer University President
Matthew Franklin, Mercer University Vice President
Christy Andrews, Mercer University Secretary
Hiral Patel, Mercer University Treasurer
Seth Holman, Mercer University
Social/Fundraising Chair
Abigail Wilson, Mercer University Newsletter Co-Editor
Casey Lovelady, Mercer University Newsletter Co-Editor

2012 - 2013

Will Duncan, Mercer University President
Kimberly Van Winkle, Georgia State University Vice President
Deanna Hortman, Mercer University Secretary
Hiral Patel, Mercer University Treasurer
Karen Burky, South University Newsletter Co-Editor
Anjanette Nunez, Georgia State University Newsletter Co-Editor
Jordan Huey, Mercer University Social/Fundraising Chair

2011 - 2012

Brandy Mann, Georgia State University President
Kirsten Davidson, Emory University Vice President
Dana Tyler, Georgia State University Secretary
Will Duncan, Mercer University Treasurer
Stephen Clark, Armstrong Atlantic State University Fundraising
Karen Guilkey, Emory University Newsletter Editor

2010 - 2011

Daniel Dale, Armstrong Atlantic State University President
Brandy Mann, Georiga State University Vice Predsident
Stephen Morrison, Georgia State University Secretary
Shemaiah Holness, Georiga State University Treasurer
Kirsten Davidson, Emory University Fundraising
Rose Burgett, Mercer University Newsletter Editor

Business Meeting Minutes

Gait Cycle Newsletter

 

For PTs, PTAs & students practicing or with an interest in acute care physical therapy
Jennifer Sharp, Chair
Erica Colclough, Vice Chair

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For PTs, PTAs & students practicing or with an interest in neuro physical therapy
Melissa Bloom, Chair
April Hodge, Vice Chair
 

Mentor Program 

The SIG facilitates a mentor program. If you would like to be a mentor or mentee, please contact Andrea Pearson. You must be a current APTA/PTAG member to participate.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Annual Symposium 
3rd Annual Neurology Rehabilition Symposium
Saturday, October 20, 2018

 

Past Meetings

Annual Symposium

Neurology Network's 2nd Annual Neurology Rehabilitation Symposium

Saturday October 14th, 2017

 

May Educational Event

Thursday, May 11, 2017

7 - 9 pm

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March Educational Event

Thursday, March 23, 2017

7 - 9 pm

GoToWebinar

 

February Educational Event

Thursday, February 9, 2017

7 - 9 pm

GoToWebinar 

 

January Educational Event

Thursday, January 12, 2017

7 - 9 pm

GoToWebinar

 

July Educational Event
Thursday, July 14
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GoToMeeting Conference Call
NCS Q&A Session

 

May Educational Event
Thursday, May 12
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GoToMeeting Conference Call

March Educational Event
Thursday, March 10
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
GoToMeeting Conference Call
The Vibration Paradox
Presented by Edelle (Edee) Field-Fote, PT PhD

 

February Second Thursday's
Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cypress Street Pint & Plate

 

January Educational Event
Thursday, January 14, 2016
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GoToMeeting Conference Call
The Effectiveness of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on a Patient with Chronic Stroke
Presented by April Hodge, PT, DPT, NCS

For PTs, PTAs & students practicing or with an interest in private practice physical therapy
Matthew Underwood, Private Practice Network Chair

MemberAwardsAre there certain names that come to mind when you think of individuals who consistently or significantly contribute to bettering our profession and PTAG? Do you know someone who has made a difference in Georgia regarding the practice of Physical Therapy? It is time to recognize those individuals who have worked tirelessly for all of us.

Please take a moment to say thank you by submitting the Member Award Nomination Form for a deserving individual to the Awards Workgroup for consideration. The 2018 awards will be presented during IMPACT, PTAG's Annual Conference.

If you have ideas for other types of awards or someone you feel deserves recognition, but whose service doesn’t quite fit into one of the sets of criteria listed below, please contact us. Let’s recognize those who serve our profession.

 


Award Descriptions

Achievement in Education Award

  • Achievement in education, practice, research and service to PTAG is widely known by the general membership or attested to by other PTAG members in leadership positions.
  • Has made a valuable service contribution to physical therapy and to PTAG by developing quality educational experiences that improve physical therapy profession through any of the following areas:
    • Academic
    • Clinical
    • Continuing Education

David Belcher Award (Vendor Award)

  • Vendor who has made a valuable contribution to PTAG

Horizon Award

  • Active or active affiliate member of PTAG
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and service to PTAG in the first 2 - 3 years of PTAG membership

Legislative Award

  • Current member of the Georgia Senate or House of  Representatives
  • Demonstrated support for PTAG:
    • In their respective House or Senate
    • With the public
    • With other professional organizations

Merit Award for Exceptional Service & Achievement

  • Demonstrated unique achievement in advancing education, practice or research of physical therapy and made a valuable consistent contribution of service to the physical therapy profession
  • Achievement in education, practice, research and service to PTAG is widely known by the general membership or attested to by other PTAG members in leadership positions

Outstanding Outgoing Officer/Board Member/Workgroup Chairperson

  • Demonstrated consistent performance and service to PTAG

Outstanding Physical Therapist Award

  • May not be a current member of the PTAG Board of Directors
  • Performed activities promoting PTs, PTAs, SPTs, SPTAs and/or the profession of physical therapy
  • Been active in her/his district, place of employment or community
  • Active legislatively

Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Award

  • May not be a current member of the PTAG Board of Directors
  • Performed activities promoting PTs, PTAs, SPTs, SPTAs and/or the profession of physical therapy
  • Been active in his/her region, place of employment or community
  • Been active legislatively

Outstanding PT/PTA Team

  • May not be a current member of the PTAG Board of Directors
  • Embodied the core values of professionalism in physical therapy: accountability, altruism, compassion/caring, excellence, integrity, professional duty and social responsibility
  • Recognized by their peers and within their community as positive role models for team work and cooperation
  • Interactive work helped to promote the goals of the PTAG

RMBP Leadership Academy Outstanding Leadership Award

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Events

PTAG offers a few annual continuing education opportunities and networking events. The main events are a lobbying day and the annual meeting:

ATTENTION
Exhibitors/Sponsors/Advertisers, Non-Members & Members Who Opted Out of APTA Educational Notices:
Complete the PTAG Sign Up Form for the latest updates on PTAG educational events.

For information on upcoming APTA events, clck here.

PT Day at the Capitol

This coordinated grassroots event will allow members and non-members to participate in a full agenda of activities demonstrating the physical therapy profession's strong presence in Georgia and shining light on current issues affecting our practice.

Location
Georgia State Capitol
206 Washington St SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

Registration For This Event Has Closed

Thanks to the over 375 attendees who made 2018 PT Day at the Capitol a HUGE success! Let’s keep the momentum going!


 imPacT was originally PTAG's spring meeting designed to address how new policy and payment changes will have impact on you as a physical therapist. Originally designed as a one day program, this meeting has now become PTAG's Annual Meeting and will be the only conference that PTAG produces during the year. imPacT will still allow ample opportunities for group discussion and debate.

Save the date to join us for 
imPacT 2017 at 
Armstrong Center in Savannah, GA on 
March 24-26, 2017


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REVIEW THE TENTATIVE AGENDA HERE.

More details will be posted as they become available.

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IMPACT is PTAG’s new annual meeting which will combine the character of our former imPacT and InSIGht meetings. This meeting will serve to address the impact any new policy and payment changes will have on you as a practicing physical therapist, as well as provide updates on top clinical skills as recommended by our focused interest networks throughout the state.

Don't miss this opportunity to network & connect with the profession's leaders, receive ample education, group discussion and debate!

Download the Registrant List

Click here to download the PTAG APP!

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Earn up to 18 CCHs (Continuing Competency Hours)

       Advance Registration Deadline:                                       imPacT 2018

       Wednesday, March 21, 2018                                            The Classic Center, Athens, GA

       PT/PTA Members & Non-Members                                     April 6 - 8, 2018
       Save Up To $50 Off Regular Rates

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imPacT 2018 Registration Rates

  APTA/PTAG MEMBER RATES   NON-MEMBER RATES  
  PT  PTA STU PT PTA STU
 Early Bird Rates 
 On/Before Feb. 13th
 Full Conference  $400 $320 $200 $500 $420 $300
 Weekend Special  (Sat/Sun Only)
 On/Before Feb. 13th 
 $350 $270        
 STU Members
 (Saturday Only)
     $80      
Advance Rates
        Between Feb. 14th  - Mar. 21st      
 Full Conference   $450 $370 $225 $550 $470 $325
 STU Members
 (Saturday Only)
    $105      
 Regular Rates
 On/After Mar. 22nd
 Full Conference $500 $420 $250 $600 $520 $350
 STU Members
 (Saturday Only)
    $130      

 

PooleStarted in 2012 by PTAG President Dr. RM Barney Poole, PT, DPT, ATC, FAPTA, the Leadership Academy offers skills for PTs, PTAs and students to grow personally and professionally. During this 1.5 day program, attendees will understand how change and innovation requires leadership.  Developing an effective leadership style is important even if you are not a formal leader - and developing leadership skills will help you become more influential every day in practice.  Leadership  styles  vary from person to person and some leadership styles are more effective than others.  What kind of leader are you?  Do you know your preferred leadership style?

In this program, you'll start to discover how you lead and will be provided with ideas how to build your own leadership capacity.  Emphasis will be on developing an effective personal leadership style as well as understanding how you can lead as a member of a group.  Additionally, you'll be exposed to new ways of thinking and new approaches to innovation and change that you can apply to many professional situations in physical therapist practice.  Participants will be encouraged to contribute to interactive discussions throughout the session.

Originally a mid-Summer program, the meeting is now part of IMPACT, the PTAG annual conference. In 2014, the Academy was renamed the RM Barney Poole Leadership Academy, in honor of Dr. Poole's work in creating this unique PTAG opportunity.

INSIGHT

 

INSIGHT (fall meeting) has been discontinued in favor of an annual meeting, imPacT, held in the spring of each year.  Please visit the imPacT page for additional details about our annual meeting.

INSIGHT was PTAG's fall meeting created with a vision of our special intererst groups (SIGs) choosing and creating the educational programming to provide a more diverse selection of courses and events for all attendees. Designed as a multi-day program, INSIGHT allowed many opportunities for networking and education!

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The course, updated in 2017, reflects the latest legislation pertaining to the practice of physical therapy in GA, and consists of two (2) online lectures:

  • Georgia Jurisprudence for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Georgia Ethics for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants

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For assistance or support with your online course please contact Educata at: info@educata.com

Rates:

For a Limited Time, PTAG MEMEBERS:
Register and Save 20% off the Regular Price of $119.80.

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NON-MEMBERS:

$119.80, click here to register
Not a PTAG or APTA member (yet)? Join Now and receive the member discount! 

Education

PTAG is dedicated to the perpetual learning and professional development of the PT and PTA from student to clinician. This support is done through:

There are currently seven schools offering physical therapy programs and six schools offering physical therapy assistant programs in the state of Georgia.

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Physical Therapy Programs

Physical Therapist Assistant Programs

KEY:
1 - Program Culminates in AA or AS degree
2 - Program Culminates in AAS degree
3 - Program Culminates in Master's degree
4 - Program Culminates in Doctoral degree
PU - Public Institution
PR - Private Institution
C - Candidacy Status with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

 

Additional Resources

Practice

As the state professional association for physical therapist, PTAG supports all advancements of practice: advocacy, research and employment.

During the Legislative season, we advocate for changes that will benefit the bottom lines of your clinics and the quality of care of your patients. This is not possible without the support of the Georgia Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (GA PT PAC).

We provide funding for research and scholarships for future clinicians through our Research Workgroup and Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy.

We encourage work/life balance and personal/professional growth to our members through our Employment Opportunities listings.

researchGoal III of PTAG's Strategic Plan, to provide opportunities for professional development, is supported through the Research Workgroup's commitment to fund and showcase clinician and student research through the Poster Presentations (aka Research Forum), Student Research Awards, Research Grants & Scholarships.

 

 

 


Present a Poster

The Poster Presentations (also known as Research Forum) provide an opportunity for clinicians, researchers and students to present and discuss research relevant to physical therapy. Members & Non-Members are encouraged to submit posters.


Apply for Awards, Grants & Scholarships

AWARDS

Student Research Award

Student Research Awards, which are typically selected from students who submit to be included in the Poster Presentation, recognize excellence in research that advances the physical therapy profession by physical therapy students in the state. This award is for Members only.

GRANTS

Research Grant

Research Grants provide financial support to encourage the completion and dissemination of research advancing the physical therapy profession. Grants are awarded to Members only. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy (GFPT) Student Scholarships

GFPT Student Scholarships provide financial assistance to PT and PTA students who demonstrate superior capabilities and the potential to significantly contribute to the growth of the Physical Therapy Profession.  PT students may apply for a $1,000 scholarship and  PTA students may apply for a $500 scholarship. 

RM Barney Poole Leadership Academy Scholarships

RMBP Leadership Academy Scholarships provide financial assistance to Early Career PTs and PTAs and Student PTs & PTAs who demonstrate superior leadership capabilities and the potential to significantly contribute to the growth of the Physical Therapy Profession. Early Career PTs & PTAs and Student PTs & PTAs may apply for scholarship funds to discount IMPACT registration cost; to attend RMBP Leadership Academy courses held during IMPACT, PTAG's annual conference.


2018 Awards Ceremony Luncheon

All awards, grants & scholarship recipients will be invited to the awards luncheon. The awards luncheon was held during IMPACT 2018, PTAG's annual conferece on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

APTA Resources


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The Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy (GFPT), formerly the Georgia Physical Therapy Education and Research Foundation (GPTERF), offers grants to encourage the completion and dissemination of research advancing the physical therapy profession and scholarships to provide financial assistance to PT and PTA students who demonstrate superior capabilities and the potential to significantly contribute to the growth of the Physical Therapy Profession.

To assist in furthering these causes, GPFPT accepts donations.  If you would like to donate, please send a check to:

Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy (GFPT)
1260 Winchester Pkwy SE Suite 205
Smyrna, GA 30080-6546

GFPT is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


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The Georgia Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (GA PT PAC) is the political fundraising sector for Georgia's physical therapy profession. Your participation through contributions, volunteering or participating in a PAC funtion make the different for our profession and our patients.

This was evident in 2015 with the passing of Georgia HB 505, now known as the Georgia Physical Therapy Practice Act. There were many people to thank, especially those who contributed to the GA PT PAC! We are grateful for what you have committed and are excited for everyone who will contribute in the future. 

There are two donation options:

Online - Complete the form. Your credit card statement will show a charge from Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG).
Mail - Complete & return the donation form to:

GA PT PAC
1260 Winchester Pkwy SE Suite 205
Smyrna, GA 30080-6546

gastateUpdates from the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy.

GA PT STATE BOARD MEETING MINUTES

CEU

 

PTAG Standard Application for Approval of Continuing Competency Hours(CCHs) Courses

Download the Standard Form


Please Complete Two Copies of the application and must be returned via regular mail or courier with all submission items, including the pre/post test. Applications can take up to six weeks for   approval from date received.

 

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Download the Georgia Ethics & Jurisprudence Form

Complete one copy of the application to be returned via mail or courier with all submission items included! Applications can take up to six weeks for approval from date recieved.

 

NOTES:

  • CEU Designation Change:Going forward from this date CEUs will now be referred to as Continuing Competency Hours (CCHs) and will no longer institute the conversion from Contact Hours to CEUs: ( 1 Contact Hour =  .1 CEUs)
    From now on 1 Contact hour will = 1 Competency Hour or 1 CCHs

     

     

  • PTAG approval of a course is approved for one calender year and does not guarantee acceptance by the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy for continuing education credits required for relicensure. See Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy Rule 490-4-.02 and Policy #7.

  • CCH Application Fee Change: Effective October 16, 2014, CCH application fees have changed. Please refer to the form for the new fees.

  • CCH Renewals Policy Change: Beginning September 1, 2010, CCH providers wanting to renew a course will be required to submit the CCH application with the appropriate documents and required fee. PTAG can no longer auto-renew courses with a letter of request. If you have any questions regarding this process, email the PTAG Executive Office.

CCH Roster

Download the Form
Each participant must sign this roster at the beginning and again at the end of the course. Sponsor must verify attendance, enter CCH’s approved and return original roster to PTAG at the above address within two weeks of the program (please keep a copy for your records) in order for PTAG to maintain a record of attendance for each participant.


PTAG Approved Course Listing

PTAG provides a list of APPROVED CONTINUING COMPETENCY COURSES. If your course was approved and it is not listed, please email the PTAG Executive Office. To search, open the PDF and use Control + F on your keyboard. This will begin the search inside the file.


PTAG Approved Course Calendar Posting

PTAG offers the option to post your course on the PTAG website event calendar. Click here for additional details.
NOTE: Only courses approved by PTAG are posted on the calendar.

Vendor

Support PTAG, while increasing your organization's bottom line! By advertising with us and sponsoring at our events, you will have the opportunity to increase your company’s brand recognition with current and upcoming physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. In addition, when sponsoring at our events, your clients will see you as an organization that supports the professional development of the physical therapy profession.

PTAG has various ways to reach out to the membership throughout the year:

Once a year, PTAG offers face-to-face member contact (exhibit/sponsorship) and advertising at our Annual Meeting, imPacT, during the Spring (March/April).

Sign-up to receive the latest news regarding sponsorship opportunities, PTAG updates, and/or conference related updates! 

 

PTAG has various ways to reach out to our membership: Employment Opportunities Postings, Calendar/Event Postings & Mailing Label Orders.  All of the forms are available as a PDF document. You can register online for Job and Calendar/Event postings. Please allow for 5 – 7 business days for processing once payment has been received.


employmentPost Employment Opportunities

PTAG provides an online employment listing service for the public. Job postings are only viewable by PTAG members.

Fees
30 Days: $50.00
60 Days: $90.00
90 Days: $130.00

  • Online Form (Please use to pay online or to generate an invoice for mail in payment)
  • PDF Form (Please use if you prefer not to use the online system.  Note: This will delay processing)

CalendarCalendar/Event Posting Form

The PTAG event calendar is open to the public.

Fees
Standard course listing: $125.00
PTAG CEU approved course listing: $75.00

  • Online Form (Please use to pay online or to generate an invoice for mail in payment)
  • PDF Form (Please use if you prefer not to use the online system.  Note: This will delay processing)

mailinglabelMailing Label Order Form

PTAG offers one-time use, physical mailing labels of its membership. An electronic version or one with e-mail addresses will not be provided. The labels can be ordered for the full membership, PT membership, PTA membership, student membership and by LAN. Multiple LANs can be ordered.

Fees
Full membership: $200.00
PT membership: $150.00
PTA membership: $25.00
Student membership: $40.00
LAN 1: $120.00
LAN 2: $80.00
LAN 3: $40.00

Membership Demographics

  • Online Form  (Please use to pay online or to generate an invoice for mail in payment)
  • PDF Form (Please use if you prefer not to use the online system.  Note: This will delay processing)

PTAG offers many opportunities for face-to-face member contact during our annual educational conference. You're invited to partner with us through sponsorship, exhibiting and/or advertising during IMPACT!

  • imPacT, Annual Meeting (March/April) 

2018 Date & Location

 

Learn More & Sign Up Online

Download the Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus - Coming Soon


ImPacT Conferences 

Read More About Previous imPacT Conferences


 

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Physical therapists are evidence-based health care professionals who offer cost-effective treatment that improves mobility and relieves pain, reduces the need for surgery and prescription drugs, and allows patients to participate in a recovery plan designed for their specific needs.

All physical therapists are required to receive a graduate degree – either a master's degree or a clinical doctorate — from an accredited physical therapist program before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices. They are trusted health care professionals with extensive clinical experience who examine, diagnose, and then treat and prevent conditions that limit the body's ability to move and function in daily life.

More and more physical therapists are now graduating with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. More than 92% of the 210 accredited academic institutions nationwide offering professional physical therapist education programs now offer the DPT degree – and more than 75% of all 2008 PT graduates hold a DPT degree.

The State of Georgia currently has about 6,500 licensed PTs.

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Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are educated and licensed clinicians that work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist to improve your mobility and help you move forward.

PTAs must complete rigorous academic and clinical education associate degree programs; pass a national licensure examination; and be licensed or certified by the states in which they work (the exception is Hawaii, where there is no licensure/certification for PTAs).

Working closely with the physical therapist, they may provide components of your care such as therapeutic exercise, functional training, deep soft tissue massage, and physical modalities such as electrotherapy and ultrasound. PTAs may also provide instruction in exercise, proper body mechanics, and other injury prevention and wellness topics.

The State of Georgia currently has about 2,200 licensed PTAs.

Through its national organization, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), PTAG offers a search of members by location and practice area. To verify if your clinician is licensed to perform physical therapy services, visit the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy’sLicensure Search.

For more information, visit moveforwardpt.com, the APTA's Consumer Portal.


Copy courtesy of the APTA.