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The Missouri Physical Therapy Association (MPTA) was founded in 1949 as a Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and represents physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy statewide in Missouri. The MPTA promotes excellence in the practice of physical therapy, responding to the unique needs of the public, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students.


Our mission is to advance and promote the profession of physical therapy, supporting its members in order to improve and advocate for the physical health and functional abilities of the individuals and communities they serve.



Death of MPTA Life Member Jo Ann Niccum Johnson

We are truly sad to inform you of the death of longtime MPTA member Jo Ann Niccum Johnson.  Jo Ann was an exceptional leader and an active member of MPTA/APTA for over 55 years.   We will post the obituary as soon as it is available as we know many of you had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jo Ann over the years.  Her dedication to the profession was remarkable.  Our hearts and prayers go out to Jo Ann’s family.   


Licensed physical therapists in Missouri are now authorized to issue handicapped placards to any physically disabled patients.

Details can be found on the Missouri Department of Revenue website: http://dor.mo.gov/motorv/placards/ 


Click the following link to find an example of the Missouri Department of Revenue's Statement for Disabled Placards form: EXAMPLE FORM


**Check the "Legislative News & Updates" page under the ADVOCACY tab to stay informed about MPTA's legislative activities and any legislation that impacts the physical therapy or physical therapy assistant professions.   





Donate to the PT-PAC of MO today to help protect your profession.  When you donate to the MPTA Political Action Committee (PAC) you are helping your profession to be visible in the legislative and political process.  Please support your PAC so your PAC can protect your profession.  Click HERE to donate and to learn more about the PT-PAC of MO!










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2016 MPTA Lobby Day

4/15/2016 » 4/17/2016
2016 MPTA Spring Conference

4/15/2016 » 4/16/2016
Exhibit Space & Sponsorship Opportunities for 2016 Spring Conference

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