The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice

The Guide to Phy·si·cal Ther·a·pist Prac·tice

(gīd fiz'i-kăl thār'ă-pist prak'tis)
A consensus document of the American Physical Therapy Association that defines the scope of physical therapy practice; identifies patterns of practice by which the physical therapist manages patients/clients.
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The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice (6) recognizes the benefits of cardiovascular disease prevention, and encourages the promotion of health, wellness, and fitness to the public, in order to enhance individuals' overall quality of life.
As previously noted, the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice (6) states that a cardiopulmonary system review should be a part of the evaluative process of any patient.
In line with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice (2003), the long term goals and expectations would be achieved within 18 - 36 fitness sessions.
Instead, the author shows how taking a holistic approach to the patient via the principles of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice was able to produce an outcome satisfactory to the patient.
The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice acknowledges that the physical therapist has a role in discharge planning and describes this process.
This reference brings together the conceptual frameworks and therapist practice patterns of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice as they relate to the neuromuscular system in clinical care, and illustrates them with clinically based examples.
Conclusion: The authors concluded that results do not meet with the recommendations documented by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice (2001).
Purpose/Hypothesis: The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice recommends that all patients who are seen for physical therapy intervention receive a cardiopulmonary screening.
The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice in its current format (ie, 2003 revision) is now posted and replaces the Guide CD format.
The material in the book is based on The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Second Edition.
The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice provides guidelines for all physical therapists (PT) and PT assistants.
The revision was based on the expanded practice of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy over the past 10 years and served to bring the Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) in alignment with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.