Order by Phone
The following documents can be ordered directly from the Payment Policy & Advocacy Department (800/999-2782, ext 8511):
Frequently Asked Questions
APTA has developed frequently asked questions documents for several areas of physical therapy practice. Payers can request a copy of these documents by phone:
- Active Wound Care Management
- Evaluation & Reevaluation
- Orthotics, Prosthetics, Casting, Strapping, and Taping
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
Guide to Physical Therapist Practice
The Guide is an essential resource for both daily practice and professional education.
A Payer's Guide to Physical Therapy Documentation For Patient/Client Management
A small desk reference describing components of documentation (eg initial evaluation, reevaluation, progress notes and discharge notes), common abbreviations and an out-patient therapy documentation template.
The following documents are available for download.
Guidelines for Physical Therapy Documentation
A detailed description of the APTA Board-approved guidelines for documentation. These should be used in conjunction with specific state practice act requirements.
Clinical Practice Guidelines Developed by APTA and Sections
APTA special-interest sections have developed numerous clinical practice guidelines, some with APTA funding or other support.