Do you suspect your practitioner is in violation of your state's physical therapy practice act?
Here's what you need to know:
Each state licensing authority has the ability and responsibility to discipline individuals who violate provisions of the state’s physical therapy practice act. Each state’s physical therapy practice act was specifically enacted for the purpose of protecting the public health, safety and welfare.
Those covered under the physical therapy practice act are licensed physical therapists, licensed or certified physical therapist assistants and those who hold out to practice physical therapy but are not licensed as physical therapists.
Practices that are considered unethical are defined in each state's physical therapy practice act and individuals can be disciplined for those unethical practices as well as other practice act violations.
Here's what you need to do:
Find out the process for filing a complaint.
See a list of possible violations and read a sample complaint and investigation process.
Is your physical therapist licensed and in good standing with state boards? Make sure your physical therapist is licensed and has not been disciplined.