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Find a Licensed Physical Therapist

Ensure your safety

Looking for a physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA) is like looking for any other type of healthcare practitioner--you want to make sure you get the best possible service from the right individual.


Start searching

Find a competent, licensed professional, we suggest you try the resources below:

  • Yellow pages in phone book under “rehabilitation”
  • Local hospitals
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Elementary schools
  • Mental health facilities
  • Home health agencies
  • Private practice
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)) website, Look for “Find a PT” or “Information for Consumers.”


Verify Your PT/PTA is Licensed

  • Ask to view their license from your state or jurisdiction (District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands)

    This will list the individual’s name, initial licensure date and renewal date.

  • Look-up a licensed individual directly from the state's website

    Go to Verify a PT/PTA license and find your state licensing board.

Most PTs and PTAs are highly ethical, competent and caring individuals. Even so, you may see disciplinary actions listed when you verify a license. Sometimes the discipline is for a relatively minor incident such as failure to renew on time; other actions are more serious.


Make a decision

Make sure you understand the nature of the disciplinary report when making a decision about this PT or PTA. You can also call the state board office and ask if the PT or PTA has been disciplined.