Membership



Your membership matters! We would not have been able to help make "Utah the Best State to Practice" for 6 years in a row without our members. 

Locally, we have been able to accomplish the following because of the support of our membership.
  • Ability of physical therapists to order imaging including plain films and MRI
  • Clarification in the definition for mobilization/manipulation
  • Addition of Dry Needling to Utah’s practice act
  • Participation in the PT Compact Agreement
  • Ability for new graduates to practice sooner after graduation
  • Protecting the term neuromuscular response
  • Enacting the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Fund and the Pediatric Neuro-Rehabilitation Fund.
  • Constantly defending encroachment of other professions and challenges to the practice of physical therapy and our practice act
 
NEW MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) was built 1 member at a time. Together, we've grown into an inclusive and impactful community of over 100,000 members who support APTA's mission of building a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society.

In this spirit, APTA is launching One-by-One to grow both at the national level and component level. 

As you know, the One-by-One campaign will launch on October 1, 2019, and is a membership referral campaign where current members play an active role in growing APTA's membership, and get rewards for doing so.

For our participating components, we have social media graphics and sample social media posts here that you can use to promote your participation in the upcoming campaign, generate interest among your members, and build excitement in the days prior to official launch.

How It Works
  • Recruit at least 1 new member and be entered into a monthly drawing for 1 free year of APTA membership. There will be a drawing each month for 1 year, and there is no limit to the number of entries. Recruiters receive a bonus entry when a new member also joins a section!
  • Recruit 5 or more new members and be entered to win 1 of 5 iPads at the end of the campaign.
  • Recruiters of the year: The top 3 recruiters at the end of the campaign will receive 1 free year of membership, plus 1 complimentary registration to an APTA meeting within the next year.
  • New members recruited via One-by-One are entered into a separate monthly drawing for an APTA Passport to Learning (and can begin recruiting other new members for the incentives above as soon as membership is activated).
When you recruit a member who lives in your state or joins a section that you belong to, and that chapter or section is participating in the One-by-One campaign, that chapter or that section also win! The participating chapter and section with the largest year-over-year growth percentage during One-by-One will also win a prize.

Sample Social Media Posts

Note: Remember to insert @APTATweets for Twitter where appropriate. Hashtag your posts with #APTAMember and tailor for the platform you are posting to.

Example 1

The APTA community was built One-by-One—bring on the next one! [Insert component name] is a participating chapter/section/component. Watch our [website/newsfeed/Twitter feed/Facebookpage] for participation details on October 1. #APTAMember

Example 2

APTA is 100k+ members strong, and every member counts. Join [Insert component name] growing our membership One-by-One. Watch our [website/newsfeed/Twitter feed/Facebookpage] for participation details on October 1. #APTAMember