Capital Area District

The Capital Area District (CAD) was organized in 1981 as a new district for Austin area Physical Therapists and Physical Therapists Assistants who were members of the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The CAD is one of thirteen districts in the state of Texas and includes twelve counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Fayette, Gillespie, Hays, Jackson, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis, and Williamson.  This district includes the following zip codes: 78602 - 78766; 78942.

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Capital Area District (CAD) Student Scholarship Application

The purpose of the Capital Area District (CAD) Student Scholarship is to provide financial support to PT/PTA students to attend professional meetings in order to enhance their education and leadership development. The number of scholarships and amount of financial support available each year may vary depending on funds raised and the CAD budget.

Applications will be accepted in the fall of each year for use at a professional meeting within one year (flexibility depending on availability of “live” conferences and travel due to Covid-19 pandemic). Examples of appropriate professional meetings include, but are not limited to:

□ APTA Combined Sections Meeting
□ APTA Federal Advocacy Forum
□ TPTA Annual Conference

2020 Due Date: October 1, 2020


□ APTA membership
□ Enrolled in good standing at an accredited PT or PTA program in the CAD
□ GPA: 3.0, not on probation
□ Participation in at least one CAD event in the last 12 months

Click here for submission document. Completed word documents should be emailed to Deborah Landreth at [email protected]. 

Become an Item Writer for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)
If you are a practicing physical therapist or physical therapist assistant, apply online today!

A regional workshop is being planned for the Austin, Texas, area. The work-shop will be held August 1–2, 2020 at Texas State University-Round Rock campus in Round Rock, Texas. More information will be provided to applicants upon receipt of your application and resume or CV.

Item writers support their profession by helping to ensure that candidates taking NPTE examinations receive sound, high-quality questions that reflect a broad range of practice.
Item writers participate in a training workshop that covers item-writing theory, the development of items that test higher-order thinking skills, and specific item-writing techniques.

As a small token of appreciation, the FSBPT provides a $200 stipend for completion of 20 items written and approved into the item bank.

Log onto the FSBPT web site at and complete the application process. On the homepage, click on Volunteers, then Apply Online. In addition to completing the online application, a copy of your resume or CV must be submitted to [email protected]; please reference the Austin Regional Workshop in the subject line.

View the flyer here.

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The Capital Area District Quarterly meetings are via multi-site video format to better meet the needs of members spread across the greater Austin metropolitan area.

The meeting sites are: 

  • Texas State University, Department of Physical Therapy Round Rock Campus, Willow Hall, 200 Bobcat Way, Round Rock
  • University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, 5401 La Crosse Ave, Austin
  • Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, PTA Dept, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin
  • Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital of Kyle, 5980 Kyle Parkway, Kyle

Each location will receive a broadcast of the latest district news along with a 1 hour CCU offering or special topic of interest to the district.  Primary locations will rotate through each site, with the others participating via video link as satellite locations.

Meetings follow a regular format of social time from 5:30-6:00 pm, business and special topic presentation from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. 

Thank you to our sponsor: Remedy Therapy Staffing and Be Healthy at Home

Upcoming Meetings

September 14
Differential Diagnosis Balance Impaired Patients – Beyond Pathoanatomic Classification and Rhomberg,
presented by Dr. Mark Lester, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

Gait and balance impairments associated with injury, disease, and/or age-related changes affect nearly half of older adults and contribute to over $49 billion in healthcare costs annually. Physical Therapists are in a unique position to not only reverse impairments and minimize functional limitations in this patient population, but maximize community participation and quality of life in these individuals.

Register here

Past Meetings

January 27, 2020
CCU Topic: Direct Access Care: Does this Patient Benefit from Physical Therapy?, Presenter: Scott Shaffer PT, PhD, ECS 

February 29, 2020
CCU Topic: Clinical Neuroanatomy Review, Presenters: Elizabeth Ardolino, PT, MPT, PhD and Kathleen Manella, PT, PhD

February 29, 2020
CCU Topic: An Introduction to Vestibular Rehab, Presenter: Kendal Reddell

November 4, 2019
CCU Topic: Everyone Poops... Or Do They?Presenters: Hazel Anderson, PT, DPT and Kristy Demers PT, DPT


Position Name
Chair Ronna Keagle
[email protected]
Vice Chair  Keri Jackson
Secretary Lois Stickley
Treasurer Deborah Landreth 
Government Affairs Liaison Kathleen Manella 
Student Liaisons   
Membership Committee Liaison Sara Lord 
PTA Liaison  
Communications Committee Liaison  Marci Chandler


Please submit responses to Deborah Landreth at [email protected].  Thank you!