(APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 90,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy’s role in the nation’s health care system.
(SCAPTA) is the only professional organization representing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in South Carolina.
By 2025, the health of individuals in South Carolina will be enhanced by unrestricted access to physical therapy professionals whose excellence and value is demonstrated by a commitment to continued competence and evidence-based practice. These professionals will be empowered by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, a professional association whose diverse membership is actively engaged in the development of and advocacy for high quality, cost-effective services in collaboration with others.
The mission of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association is to be the component membership organization of APTA that represents and promotes the profession of physical therapy and furthers the profession’s role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions in order to enhance the physical health and functional abilities of the public.
The core purpose of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association is to represent South Carolina physical therapy professionals to all stakeholders and facilitate the delivery of the highest standard of care through the advancement adn support of the profession.
Develop SCAPTA communications methods/systems to improve our reach to/from all stakeholders;
Increase public awareness of the value of physical therapy;
Improve access to affordable physical therapy services by influencing payment policy and reducing other barriers;
Enhance PTs/PTAs abilities to delivery high quality, cost-effective services within current and developing service delivery models; and
Grow and develop SCAPTA membership