The following information and resources are for educators of physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs).
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American Council of Academic Physical Therapy
Academic physical therapy is the enterprise of education and professional development of physical therapists as leaders within the health care team to promote health in our society. It is inclusive of teaching, scholarship, research, and service activities within the academic and clinical settings.
The Education Section is dedicated to the development of each new generation of physical therapy practitioners, a dynamic cadre of academic educators, and a store of knowledge useful to consumers for enhancing their own musculoskeletal health. The Section serves as a point of contact for those interested in patient and professional education, and a mechanism for networking and professional development.
Supervision and Teamwork
APTA has a number of documents on the appropriate use of personnel and PT/PTA teamwork. Professional standards would first ask that you follow the law. 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.