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.
PT Compact Legislation Signed Into Law
We are pleased to inform you that the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact (PTLC) was signed into law by Governor Nixon on July 6th in HB 1816. The PTLC has now been signed into law in 4 states: Arizona, Missouri, Oregon, and Tennessee. The PTLC will go into effect when 10 states join. Many thanks to everyone who came to Jefferson City to testify on this legislation, to our membership for the engagement in this effort, and a big thank you to Representative Charlie Davis (R - Webb City) who was a champion for the MPTA this year and vital in the passage of the PT Compact language. Thank you Rep. Davis!!
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 and physical therapist 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!