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About Us

The California Physical Therapy Association is a Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, which represents more than 93,000 physical therapists and physical therapist assistants nationwide.

As the third largest Physical Therapy association in the world, the California Physical Therapy Association is the only voice for the physical therapy profession in the state of California.

CPTA Mission Statement

The Mission of the California Physical Therapy Association is to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society through:

  • Educating the people in California about the unique attributes, benefits, and value of physical therapy;
  • Meeting the physical therapy needs of the people of California through continuous development and improvement of physical therapist education, practice and research;
  • Supporting CPTA membership to strengthen professional identity, communication, leadership, networking, business development, and political outreach


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