APTAMT works to meet the physical therapy needs of the public through the development and improvement of physical therapy education, practice and research and to meet the needs of its members through identification, coordinated action, communication and fellowship.
Physical therapists will be recognized as the autonomous practitioners of choice for the diagnosis, intervention and prevention of impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions affecting quality of life related to movement, function, and health.
advance physical therapist practice to improve the health and quality of life for the people of Montana.
- Advocacy: Health and governmental policies are established that advance excellence in physical therapist practice;
- Reimbursement: The value of physical therapist services is reflected by improved reimbursement;
- Outreach/Work Force: Montana is served by an adequate number of qualified PTAs;
- Education: APTAMT provides and supports quality, evidence-based professional development and programming opportunities;
- Public Awareness: Public awareness and utilization of physical therapists as practitioners of choice to maximize function is increased;
- Membership: Member involvement and leadership development is cultivated and promoted.
APTAMT volunteer leaders passionately serve its members and the industry to carry out the mission. Click here to see who currently serves on the Board of Directors, please click here >> MAPTA Executive Board and Committees (note: this is not the Board of PT Examiners. For more on this, please see the licensing page)
APTAMT History - APTAMT celebrated it's 60th Anniversary in 2010
Our archives contain communication between the "physiotherapists" of Montana dating back to the mid1940's. First officially formed in 1950, APTAMT members worked together to continually improve industry standards. From the days of train transportation to advanced technology of the internet age, physical therapy in Montana kept pace with these changes. APTAMT is looking for a volunteer to serve as historian to continue searching the archives to complete this history section. Please contact us.