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Founded in 1951, the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) is non-profit professional organization representing licensed physical therapists, licensed physical therapist assistants and students enrolled in physical therapy and physical therapist assistant programs in Ohio. OPTA represents more than 3,800 therapists and therapy students in Ohio. This organization is a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, a national professional organization representing 100,000+ members.

Our mission is to provide the driving force for advancing physical therapist practice.

Our vision is for Ohio to be the model of excellence, led by the advocacy, leadership, and expertise of the members of the OPTA.


In order to achieve our Mission and Vision, we have established the following goals:

Our Goals

  • Recruit, mentor, and retain members and leaders
  • Advocate for health and governmental policies that advance PT practice
  • Improve the reimbursement climate for PT services
  • Increase public awareness of the practice of PT
  • Provide premiere professional development and programming
  • Advance the science of PT practice

These goals were developed as part of the OPTA Strategic Plan and last updated May 2017. 

OPTA provides a platform for you to explore the physical therapy practice in our state. Network with other members, stay up-to-date with the latest news, find out about upcoming events and much more! If you're one of our 3,700+ members--thank you for supporting your professional association. Not a member yet? Learn about membership now. Ready to join? Join now.

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1085 Beecher Crossing North,
Suite B - Gahanna, OH 43230
Tel: (614) 855-4109
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