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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.


State Board Updates

Updates from the Georgia State Board of Physical THerapy

GA PT State Board Meeting Minutes

Animal Rehabilitation (last updated 29 March 2017)

Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants should be advised that the Georgia Physical Therapy Act does not appear to grant individuals licensed under that statute the authority to perform animal rehabilitation in the state of Georgia. The Board encourages physical therapists to review the Veterinary Practice Act, specifically O.C.G.A. § 43-50-3(11) for additional guidance


Advocacy

 

In the ever-changing environment that is the physical therapy profession, it is the clinician’s responsibility to stay abreast of any state and federal legislative and regulatory issues and be prepared to promote the profession.

State Advocacy

Georgia Board of Physical Therapy Proposed Rules Change - Call to Action June 2017
Georgia Physical Therapy Practice Act
Rules of the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy
Proposed Rules of the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy
Attend PT Day at the Capitol
Find Your Legislator
Donate to the GA PT PAC
Support SB 164 - Fair Co-pays for Physical Therapy Video

Federal Advocacy

APTA’s Action App (free & available for Apple & Android devices)
APTA’s List of Federal Legislative & Regulatory Issues
APTA’s Policy Resources
APTA’s Advocacy Events
Find Your Legislator

PT Move Better Campaign Resources

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Front Office Flyer
Back Office Flyer
Poster


Research

Goal 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.

APTA Resources

  • APTA Section on Research
  • APTA's Practice & Patient Care: Evidence-Based Practice & Research