Are you a physical therapist or keen to be one in the humble state of California? Luckily for you, the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) has all the right tools and resources to help people like you in the industry! With more than 9,000 members and counting, be part of the largest voice for the physical therapy industry. Find out more about them below:
A Physical Therapy Association That Cares
Known as the world’s third-largest physical therapy association around the world, the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) comprises over 93,000 physical therapists as well as assistants in the state of California. The main aim of this establishment is to build a community through the physical therapy industry while improving the health of society. One of the ways is to educate the citizens of California about the benefits of physical therapy and encourage people to consider going for these sessions to create a healthier life. Aside from that, through the continuous improvement and development of physical therapist research, education and practice, the association aim to meet the needs of the people living in California. The CPTA also aims to strengthen the physical therapists by providing them with a space for communication, networking, leadership, business development and more.
Offering Education To The Public
CPTA provides various education conferences, courses, continuing education units (CEUS), and online education.
- a) Continuing Education Units (CUEs)
All California licensed physical therapists and assistants must fulfil the 30 contact hours or 3.0 CUEs throughout their license renewal period. The hours should be obtained through the subjects that are related to client/patient management or professional practice of physical therapy.
Note: If you are a company that provides CEUs for physical therapists and assistants, you are able to apply and offer your CEUs for the public to join.
- b) Courses & Conferences
Physical therapists or assistants are able to make use of the various courses available. Take note that you have to register early if you want to secure a placement.
- c) Online Education
Are you looking to improve your skills and knowledge? The CPTA also offers online education whereby virtual classes will be conducted. Learn new skills at the comfort of your own home, anytime and anywhere! Their online classes are similar to the ones that you can find online, such as the Back in Action Program and the Back Education Program, to name a few.
A Thriving Community
If you’ve always wanted to be part of a community as a physical therapist, CPTA offers a special community through memberships! When you join as a member, you’ll get to enjoy multiple benefits including exclusive discounts and access to various helpful courses. One of the key benefits of joining as a member is the unlimited access to HomeCEU’s endless courses, live webinars, text and videos. Aside from that, there are special discounts and offers on the following websites: Amazon Associates Program, Career Center, BlueJay Engage, HotelStorm, and many more. You may visit their website here for the complete list.
CPTA also offers a chance for its members to lead a team of physical therapists and assistants. The CPTA board comprises four directors and five officers that handle the policies and mandates of CPTA, approved by the Assembly of Representatives. The main job scope handled by the CPTA board includes the financial and business affairs, as well as directing the CPTA committee members. Every year, there will be a round of nominations for potential candidates to be part of the CPTA board. These votes will be done amongst the committee members.
Access To Professional Affairs
As a physical therapist, there will be cases where legal matters, issues and administrative tasks are required. CPTA offers the right resources and access in these particular areas and is made available 24/7 to all members.
- a) Payment Issues
When it comes to these services, there are certain rules, regulations, policies and laws to comply with. CPTA offers vast information on matters related to payment and the specific rules that apply to any physical therapy services.
- b) Practice Matters
There are certain skills and knowledge involving the physical therapy profession. CPTA provides their members with the right tools required whether they are regular employees or if they own a practice themselves.
- c) Advocacy Affairs
Defending the rights of the physical therapy profession in the state legislature is what the CPTA State Government Affairs offers to all members.