PPTA COVID-19 Updates and Resources

PPTA is committed to supporting all Pennsylvania physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students, both association members and non-members, as we deal with issues arising out of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

As a professional organization, we are not permitted to provide legal advice, however, we can provide references that will help you make good decisions for yourself, your patients, colleagues, and practices.

The APTA website recognizes that patient care is determined by the clinical judgment of the therapist, and encourages therapists to “first do no harm” and to “weigh the risks of providing care versus not.” APTA has a wealth of information and links on their website home page that is available to all therapists, regardless of association membership, in an effort to keep everyone informed. This information is updated regularly to address changes as the situation evolves.

In addition to the information on the APTA website, Pennsylvania therapists are encouraged to keep abreast of information coming from the Governor’s office and the PA Department of Health.

While we recognize that many of these decisions you need to make are extremely difficult, we ask that you respect the fact that we cannot provide individualized legal advice. We encourage you to seek advice specific to your organization from your employment leadership, including attorneys, practice managers, school directors, compliance officers, etc.

This pandemic is an evolving situation. APTA and PPTA will post updates on their website as appropriate. 

Review all of the PPTA COVID-19 releases, resources and updates.