Celebrating the APTA Centennial.


Proclamation from the State of New Hampshire recognizing APTA's 100th Anniversary

 Click here to read the proclamation (you will need to rotate vertically to read the pdf)


Sheila Blase, PT former APTA NH Board Member

Fondest memory of being an APTA member”:

I have been involved in APTA NH since it was NH APTA. I do not have just one memory but several.

Meeting up with many therapists at the NH State House in support of PT’s being able to practice without referral for Direct Access, originally as PT II’s.

Being in awe, being part of and standing on the House of Delegates floor. Knowing the impact our legislation would carry to those back home in NH. Meeting up with friends near and far at the Annual conferences.

We used to have a lot of our meetings at the Holliday Inn in Concord and would fill one of conference rooms for an educational evening lecture.

I loved some of the Road Trips that I took during representing NH for APTA business. 

Why is it important to be a member?

I have been an APTA since I was a student. I love the support of a National Organization who will come to support our needs within the state, if needed (speak for/against legislation that may limit/broaden our ability to practice); me personally with their Codes of ethics and other documents; and during my clinical practice with peer reviewed information through the Journal and various search engines. Being an APTA member has served a role in my quest to being a life-long learner. 

What makes you most proud about being a therapist

For 38 years I have been proud to say to say I am a Physical Therapist. I love having patients say, that I am “their” physical therapist.


Happy Birthday APTA





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