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The KPTA is a member-driven organization that promotes the profession of physical therapy in Kentucky. There's never been a more important time to be a member of KPTA. KPTA is a recognized leader in the national and state-level health care debates, and we need the power of your voice in the regulatory and legislative arenas. Your KPTA membership benefits your career as well as your profession — an invaluable investment that will pay dividends throughout your future.



Our History

The first physical therapist arrived in Kentucky in 1935. Within the next few years Mary McDonnell was joined by 15 of her colleagues. They came to fight the crippling effects of polio. They touched the lives of World War II veterans whose bodies were mangled and broken. In 1947, feeling the need to unite and expand their knowledge, they founded the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. These pioneers could only dream their association, which started with 16 members, would grow to serve over 2,000.




Member Benefits

KPTA connects you to a wealth of clinical and practice-related resources to help you provide the high-quality care to your patients, meet your professional goals, and thrive in your practice.Members enjoy best-practice documentation resources and guidelines on supervision of personnel, health information technology, and more. Specially priced KPTA-endorsed insurance and financial benefits will protect your from risk and help you save money. Plus free advertising via Find a PT, KPTA's consumer search engine, to connect you with potential patients.


Careers in Physical Therapy

Start your career or further your career by searching for jobs in our Career Center. Our Career Center features numerous Physical Therapy jobs and it's custom tailored for the Physical Therapy industry, which means we attract the most qualified professionals in Kentucky.
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Continued Competency

Licensed Physical Therapists are required by law to maintain Continued Competency through education and learning. Courses which have been approved by the state of Kentucky are listed here on our website. Member sign in required to view the course listings.
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