PTs, PTAs, and students should understand requirements for supervision and teamwork.
APTA has numerous resources on the appropriate use of personnel.
You should review information on state licensure and practice acts, as the requirements for the use of personnel vary widely from state to state.
When you review the regulations for your state, look carefully at the definitions for the different physical therapy personnel covered and how supervision is defined and applied.
APTA also has several policies related to supervision:
- Direction and Supervision of the Physical Therapist Assistant
- Interventions Performed Exclusively by Physical Therapists
- The Role of Aides in a Physical Therapy Service
- Student Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant Provision of Services
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Step-by-step problem-solving diagrams to guide PTs and PTAs.
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Learn how to stay in compliance with Medicare while providing supervision to students, PTAs, and physical therapy aides.
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Aug 24, 2020 /
APTA Outstanding PT-PTA Team Award winners Christine Davidson, PT, DPT, and Nanako Barry, PTA, CBIS, share their model for success and answer your questions.
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A physical therapist with scoliosis helps others with the condition. By April Gerard, PT
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When general supervision is legal but problematic.
Sep 20, 2019 / Policies & Bylaws
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Laura Finkelstein, PhD, spends a lot of time talking to students who feel stressed, anxious, and burned out. And that feeling isn’t limited to students. Laura reminds listeners that to best care for your patients and clients, now or in the future, you need to care for yourself first.
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What's legal isn't necessarily ethical.
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Sometimes you need to walk away. But that's not all.
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