APTA and APTA Pennsylvania Centennial Celebration

In 2021, APTA will celebrate 100 years as a member association - and launch the next century as the largest community for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students.

On this landmark occasion, APTA Pennsylvania supports APTA in embracing our profession's rich history and generating momentum toward our exciting future.

APTA Pennsylvania is excited to celebrate the Centennial during all of 2021 by bringing you the APTA Pennsylvania Centennial Speaker Webinar Series, our own Flat Mollie competition, various service projects throughout the commonwealth, the APTA Pennsylvania timeline with past-president interviews, and much more! 

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Have a picture or piece of APTA Pennsylvania history that you would like us to include? Submit through our APTA PA History Submission form and we'll be in touch!


APTA Pennsylvania Centennial Speaker Webinar Series

APTA Pennsylvania is proud to announce our 2021 Centennial Speaker Webinar Series that will bring you engaging educational topics from nationally renowned speakers. Registration is open for all of the remaining webinars - visit the APTA Pennsylvania Centennial Speaker Webinar page for more details.


Flat Mollie Competition

We all know the story of Flat Stanley, the boy who was flatted by a bulletin board and now can fold himself up into an envelope and travel anywhere in the world, but have you heard of Flat Mollie? Mary McMillian, or "Mollie" as her friends called her, is considered the Mother of Physical Therapy and was the first president of the American Women's Physical Therapeutic Association. Download and print out our Flat Mollie below, take her on your adventures (whether it be to work or on a trip!), and then submit your photo to be entered in to win a prize! This contest will close Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 and prizes will be awarded at the MovePA annual conference.

Download Flat Mollie here.

Submit your Flat Mollie photo to be entered in to win a prize!


 APTA Pennsylvania History and Interviews - New Content!

APTA Pennsylvania Timeline

The second installment of the APTA PA timeline is now available! This installment highlights our history from 1951 to 1980 - hop in your DeLorean and lets head back to the 50's to see what we were up to in the APTA PA 1951-1980 timeline.

Missed the first timeline installment? Take a journey back to 1913 to where it all began - the first timeline covers our humble beginnings in 1913 and spans events leading up to 1950. Review the 1913-1950 timeline today!

APTA Pennsylvania Past President Series

View the Past President Series page to hear about APTA PA history, insight, and words of wisdom from past APTA PA leadership. A new clip will be available every month, so keep an eye on the APTA PA weekly email for updates!


  APTA Pennsylvania Service Projects - Coming Soon!

 Check back for more details soon!