Resources for Physical Therapy Patients

TeleTherapy Direct believes that informed patients and providers are the best way to ensure quality care and best practices in all areas. The links below are provided for informational purposes only. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting external sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 

Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

A summary of the eight areas of consumer rights and responsibilities adopted in 1997 by the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry

 

MoveForwardPT.com

MoveForwardPT.com is the official consumer information website of the American Physical Therapy Association.

 

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) Consumer Information Website

When it comes to your health, you need to be a smart consumer. The FSBPT offers resources that help you make informed decisions about the physical therapy and the practitioners you rely on.

 

PhysicalTherapist.com’s list of Federal, state and National Physical Therapy Associations

 

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Resources for Physical Therapists

 

American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)

The mission of the ABPTS is to advance the profession of physical therapy by establishing, maintaining and promoting standards of excellence for clinical specialization, and by recognizing the advanced knowledge, skills and experience by physical therapist practitioners through specialist credentialing.

 

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy’s role in the nation’s health care system.

 

Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation (CLEAR)

This site includes up-to-date information on the many issues of licensure, regulation and enforcement.

 

Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards

FARB is an organization of associations of professional licensing boards that provides a forum for cooperation in addressing common issues in the licensing and regulation of professionals.

 

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBTP)

The FSBTP strives to protect the public by providing service and leadership that promote safe and competent physical therapy practice.

 

Foundation for Physical Therapy

The Foundation for Physical Therapy funds and publicizes physical therapy research that determines the scientific basis and value of services intended to optimize physical functioning by physical therapists, and works to develop the next generation of researchers.

 

PhysicalTherapist.com

PhysicalTherapist.com is the largest website for physical therapy articles, jobs, content, resources, CEUs, products and more. For all PT professionals.

 

Physical Therapy Journal – The Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association

The leading international journal for research in physical therapy and related fields publishes innovative and highly relevant content for both clinicians and scientists with the expressed purpose of improving patient care.

 

Physical Therapy Political Action Committee

PT-PAC is the sole fundraising organization that provides access to and influence of legislators to champion PT legislative interests at the federal level.

 

Telehealth in Physical Therapy – Policy Recommendations for Appropriate Regulation

From the FSBPT providing information and general guidance to physical therapy jurisdictional authorities for regulating the use of telehealth technologies in the practice of physical therapy.

 

World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT)

WCPT works with physical therapists, their organizations and publications, news outlets and some commercial organizations to encourage the spread of reliable information about physical therapy and the profession’s activities.

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