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American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

What is it?:  The APTA is an organization that represents and advocates for th e filed of physical therapy.  The main goal of the APTA was created in 2000 and is called Vision 2020.
      
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What is Vision 2020?:  This goal set by the APTA is that by the year 2929 all physical therapists will have their DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy) and be able to diagnose as well as treat patients.
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What else does the APTA do?:
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