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What You Should Know about Physical Therapy

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


  • Learn the Basics

    Find out what physical therapy is, what physical therapists and physical therapist assistants do, the benefits of physical therapy and more.

  • Find a Licensed Physical Therapist

    While the vast majority of physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are ethical and competent, FSBPT has provided information on how to identify the few PTs or PTAs that have been disciplined.

  • Additional Resources

    Learn about the level of performance required for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE®), standards for evaluation continuing competence, and other resources designed to help you chose your care and treatment options. 

  • Understand Your Rights

    Read the Consumer Bill of Rights and other information that you might find useful.

  • File a Complaint

    Find out how to submit complaints. See sample violations, a sample complaint and investigation process.