Defensible Documentation for Patient/Client Management

Due to the importance of documentation in patient/client care, and in response to many of the current issues related to physical therapy documentation, APTA has developed the "Defensible Documentation for Patient/Client Management" resource based on APTA's Guidelines: Physical Therapy Documentation of Patient/Client Management.

The resources below are available in Adobe PDF. Some of the longer resources begin with a "table of contents," which uses links to navigate to particular pages within the document.

If you have any questions, or feedback, please contact APTA's Practice Department at 800/999-2782, ext 3176 or by e-mail at:

Popular Resources


Guide to PT PracticeCSM 2016