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.

CAD Bylaws

News, Announcements and Events

District Elections

The Capital Area District is seeking nominations for Leadership Positions for 2019.
We are looking for members interested in serving in the following positions:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • District Delegate

Nominations are due by August 15, 2018

Please have approval from the person you are nominating; Self-nominations are welcome.

Please send an email to [email protected] with the following information: 

  • Name, PT or PTA
  • Membership Number
  • Office
  • Brief bio and Information about why you are interested in serving

We are also looking for people willing to serve on the Communications Committee, including a chair, to help keep our members informed about CAD events. If you are willing to serve in any of these areas, please contact our Nominating Chair, Lois Stickley.

Thanks to all who made the Summer Social a success!
On behalf of all the TPTA-CAD (Capital Area District) officers we want to say  THANK YOU to everyone who came to the Annual Summer Social at ABGB (Austin Beer Garden Brewery) on June 14. A special thank you to the student liaisons who made it all possible! It was a fantastic time of networking and fun with lots of pizza and  some adult beverages! We were so pleased to honor our student liaisons with commemorative pins to thank them for their service to TPTA and CAD!


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 four meeting sites are: 

  • University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, 5401 La Crosse Ave, Austin;
  • Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, PTA Dept, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin;
  • South University Campus, 1220 West Louis Henna Blvd, Round Rock;
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, 300 University Blvd, Long Horn Conference Rm, Round Rock. 

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

Upcoming Meetings
September 24

Kristen Barta, PT, PhD, DPT, NCS The Beat Goes On: Using Music to Improve Walking Function in Parkinson’s Disease

November 5 
Janet Bezner, PT, DPT, PhD, on Leadership

Past Meetings
Jan 22
Mike Eisenhart, PT: Widening the Lens: Health-Facing PT Practice 

March 5
Amy Walters, PT, DPT, GCS, SCS & Germaine Ferreira, PT, DPT: Combating Autoimmune Disorders with Nutrition and Exercise



Position Name Location    Email
Chair Ronna Keagle Round Rock, TX [email protected]
Vice Chair  Keri Jackson  Austin, TX  [email protected]
Secretary Amanda Aanstoos    Austin, TX [email protected] 
Treasurer Deborah Landreth    Austin, TX  [email protected]
Government Affairs Liaison Kathleen Manella    Austin, TX [email protected] 
Student Liaisons       Contact Chair
Membership Committee Liaison Sara Lord   Austin, TX   [email protected] 
PTA Liaison     Contact Chair 
Communications Committee Liaison     Contact Chair