A primary complaint among the physical therapy profession is the advertisement of physical therapy and physiotherapy services to the public by individuals who are not licensed as physical therapists. Such advertisements are found in the yellow pages, print advertisements, clinic web pages, business cards, etc. The most common is an advertisement for a health care clinic owned and operated by someone who is not a licensed physical therapist who advertises physical therapy or physiotherapy, or uses the initials 'PT.'
If a violation of your state's term or title protection law is suspected, contact your state's physical therapy regulatory board to find out the specific laws and regulation in your states and how to file a complaint. View a directory of state licensure boards.