American Physical Therapy Association


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American Physical Therapy Association

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APTA

The national professional association that establishes and promotes standards of practice for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
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As American Physical Therapy Association cites in its guidelines, common goals "appear critical for good clinical management and outcomes."
The study adopted the Physical Therapist Clinical Performance Instrument of the American Physical Therapy Association, Department of Physical Therapy Education, 2006 with exclusion of some indicators such as financial resources and direction and supervision of personnel which were not applicable in the physical therapy practice in the Philippine setting.
(2.) American Physical Therapy Association. A User's Guide to the Brand.
(1.) American Physical Therapy Association. Referral Terminology BOD P03-03-13-30.
Anne Reicherter, spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) defines physical therapists as highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who treat Individuals with health-related conditions, illnesses or Injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
Students also profess their commitment as physical therapy students to the Code of Ethics and Core Values of the American Physical Therapy Association.
One area in which therapists can have a big impact is handling patients with musculoskeletal complaints, says Anita Bemis-Dougherty, associate director of the American Physical Therapy Association's department of practice.
* American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 800-999-2782/public-relations@apta.org
This definition was adopted as part of the Blueprint for Teaching Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy Education in 2008 by the American Physical Therapy Association's Committee on Cultural Competence.
If you don't know of one in your area, contact the American Physical Therapy Association Section of Women's Health at sowh@apta.org or (800) 999-APTA, extension 3229.
This curriculum conforms to standards as published by the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition to the General Admission Requirements of the college, each PTA program has specific additional program admission requirements.

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