Arthritis Foundation Announces Partnership With APTA
The formal agreement reinforces a longstanding relationship between the two organizations, both committed to improving the lives of people living with the country’s leading cause of disability.
ATLANTA, OCTOBER 19, 2020 - The Arthritis Foundation and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) announced a memorandum of agreement to “advance collaboration between the two organizations to advance both organizations’ missions and desire to advance the health of communities and individuals through movement, physical activity and exercise.” The formal partnership will focus on the promotion and enhancement of fitness tools and resources to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis.
Through this partnership, both organizations have affirmed a commitment to leveraging their expertise to collaborate on advocacy efforts and build awareness around the value of movement and physical therapy for arthritis patients.
“APTA’s leadership in optimizing movement to improve the human experience is unparalleled – a vision the Arthritis Foundation can help bring to life. This agreement reinforces our longstanding ties and commitment to partner more deeply in the future,” said Ann M. Palmer, president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation.
APTA collaborates with various organizations to work together on common initiatives. In addition to the Arthritis Foundation, APTA has formal partnerships with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, the American College of Sports Medicine, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, Move Together, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Special Olympics.
About the Arthritis Foundation:
The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. The Arthritis Foundation’s goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride toward a cure. Visit arthritis.org to learn more.