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The ongoing changes in the healthcare landscape on a local and national level around policy, funding, reimbursement and regulation has made it critical for the  physical therapy community to stay informed of consumer, socioeconomic, and political/legislative issues impacting the practice of physical therapy.


As a member, the APTA and NYPTA will function as your advocate to protect your right to practice, fight for fair payment, and eliminate obstacles preventing consumers from having access to physical therapy treatment.


Benefits of Belonging

New York Long Term Care Brokers 

Allied Health Education
Discounted Subscription to MedBridge
Credit Card Processing through the Retail Council of New  York State
Insurance Brokerage Services Through The Wladis Companies
Other Member Benefits




New York Long-Term Care Brokers (NYLTCB) Discounts

The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) has teamed up with the New York Long-Term Care Brokers (NYLTCB) to present a member benefit program that helps protect you, your family and your assets.  NYPTA members now have access to important coverages with highly rated carriers at discounted rates.  These coverages include:

·        Life Insurance

·        Disability Insurance

·        Long-Term Care Insurance

·        Business Overhead Expense Insurance

·        Employee Benefits


Members are entitled to a group discount not available to the general public.

For more information or to schedule a no-obligation, educational consultation, please call NYLTCB toll free at (800) 695-8224 Ext 137 or click .


This is not an offer of insurance and eligibility is subject to medical underwriting.



Allied Health Education

The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) and Allied Health Education are pleased to offer a continuing education partnership that will allow NYPTA members to access live monthly continuing education webinars and over 40 on-demand webinars at a discounted price. Simply go to for course information and to register. Contact the chapter office ( to receive the discount code to use at checkout on the Allied Health website.


Discounted subscription to MedBridge:

The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) and MedBridge, the leader in online education for physical therapists, have collaborated to provide NYPTA members accredited and cost-effective online curriculum taught by internationally recognized clinicians.

Through the partnership, NYPTA members can access MedBridge’s library of more than one hundred evidence-based video courses taught by their prominent faculty including New York-based instructors like Robert J. Schreyer, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, CSCS; J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS; Tom Holland, PT, PhD; and Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc. NYPTA members will also have tools to educate patients about their vital role in the rehabilitation process, including a library of 3D-animated conditions.


Low-cost credit card processing

NYPTA members have access to a low-cost Credit Card Processing Program through the Retail Council of New York State. A major force in the processing market, The Retail Council’s program with Global Payments Direct, Inc., one of the world’s largest processors, handles an annual transaction volume of more than $300 million. They have the negotiating power to get the very best for your business.

NYPTA’s credit card processing program through the Retail Council offers:

  • Great low rates and no start-up fees!
  • Credit card processing terminals, printers and PIN pads at steeply discounted prices. 
  • Friendly, professional processing experts to assist you with questions.

Let the Council analyze your recent credit card processing statements to see how much money they can save you. NYPTA members receive an EMV / Contactless Pay enabled terminal for $50 (valued at $500) when they join NYPTA’s processing program through the Retail Council.


Contact Nicholl Bautochka at (800) 442-3589 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST) or for more information. You can also learn more about this program at

*Terms and conditions apply. Please call for details. The Credit Card Processing Program is administered by Retail Council Services Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Retail Council of New York State. Merchant agreement is with Global Payments Direct, Inc. RCSC is a member of the Electronic Transactions Association.

Insurance Brokerage Services through The Wladis Companies:

The Wladis Companies is a full service employee benefit brokerage that specializes in health insurance. This is an ever changing business that requires a significant amount of education to employers and their employees.
Their focus is to educate the employer so that they can make the best decision for everyone involved based on all the carriers available in their geographic location. They are responsible to the association and the members directly -- they do not the insurance companies.

Wladis will meet with each member that would like to utilize their services and help you make the right decision for all of their benefits. Their focus is on health, dental & disability insurance sold as group products.
Every NYPTA member will receive the following services:

  • Annual planning meeting for the employer to discuss all available options.
  • Annual employee enrollment meetings to explain and answer questions about the insurance plans selected.
  • Three dedicated service members assigned to their group. Each staff member will be responsible for assistance with daily administration & support for billing, claim assistance, adding/terminating employees, benefit questions, ordering ID cards and anything else related to all insurance plans through The Wladis Companies
  • Each enrolled employee will receive the Wladis Quick Connection Card. This is a wallet sized card to remind employees how to contact them with any questions regarding their benefits and for claim assistance. This is to direct all employee questions to the service team so you do not waste time dealing with the insurance company.
  • Each member will receive free access to their wellness website at This is a program that was purchased from Duke University which can help each enrolled member live a healthier lifestyle.
  • Each member group will receive the opportunity to take advantage of our COBRA/NYS Continuation administration for only $60/year.
  • Each member group will be given free access to our HR support & consulting service through AMTEK/HR One. This service will help with maintaining annually updated posters (minimum wage, FMLA, etc.), a one time consultation on Human Resources best practices specific to physical therapy and unlimited access to the Human Resource hotline to answer any HR questions that arise.

More information:  1-315-474-1400

 Benefits of Membership:

  • Discounted registration rates for conferences and district continuing education events
  • Weekly e-newsletter with pertinent, up-to-date information (HotPoints)
  • Bi-monthly Empire State Physical Therapy Newsletter
  • High-profile political representation and lobbying
  • Leadership Development Workshops
  • Mailing labels at reduced rates – hard copy or excel file
  • Access to Continuing Education certificates for NYPTA Sponsored programs – kept on file for 5 years
  • Career Center
  • Sponsored awards, scholarships and research grants
  • Directors’ Intern Program for PT and PTA Students
  • Access to Chapter Office Staff
  • Access to Benefits offered by the APTA 


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