This page provides resources to advocate for physical therapists and their patients, including template letters for local media and state-specific legislation.

Economic Value of PT

►  Opinion-Editorial Template

Use the op-ed template to start a letter that you can personalize around any state-specific legislation (such as direct access, prior authorization, opioids, fair PT copays) and submit an op-ed to your local newspapers.

Letter Template

►  PowerPoint Slide Deck Template

Use the PowerPoint slide deck template in your presentations to members and non-members, payors, the public, and other audiences to help tell our story and influence change.


APTA Patient Action Center

APTA's Patient Action Center contains letters focused on the patient impact of certain federal issues and bills.


APTA-Members Only Payment Advocacy Resource

State Payer Advocacy Resource Center or SPARC

SPARC is a resource center equipped with tools to assist with payment advocacy.  SPARC was launched in 2022 through collaboration between APTA and APTA Private Practice.  SPARC resources are divided into six sections which are listed below.

  1. Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR)
  2. Prior Authorization
  3. Utilization Management
  4. Denials
  5. Internal Appeals
  6. External Reviews

To access the SPARC resources for APTA members, visit the SPARC site, click on "APTA-only Members Access SPARC Resources," and log in using your APTA ID number and your last name or visit APTA Private Practice Section.