Advocacy plays a crucial role in the future of the profession.

Legislative Committee
The Legislative committee is responsible for monitoring legislative activity on a state and national level, developing grassroots campaigns, and for working with APTA Government and Payment Advocacy Department staff members to further the goals of the association. If you have legislative questions, please direct them to Tom Bohanon at

The PAC funds the Virginia Physical Therapy Association’s lobbying efforts. This is 100% reliant on donors like you. You can learn more about the PAC here. If you have questions about the PAC please direct them to Andy Tatom at

The mission of APTA Virginia is to advance excellence, quality, and accessibility of physical therapy through advocacy, education, research, and services for its members and consumers.


Although our world has changed, some things remain the same. One of those things is APTA Virginia’s commitment to advancing the political agenda for all Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants in the state. We have an ambitious legislative agenda which includes issues for all PT and PTA regardless of practice setting. To find out more please watch this short video.
Andy Tatom, PT, DPT
PAC Chair

Payer & Practice Relations
As a member benefit, the Virginia Physical Therapy Association can help answer practice-related questions. Members may direct their questions to Ron Masri at

One of the topics we recieve questions about most often is direct access.  Be sure to check out the Direct Access Resource Center and the FAQ page.

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