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Pro bono services are consistent with our profession’s values and vision.

Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants have a moral and ethical obligation to provide services to those without access to care due to financial reasons, lack of availability of services, or a disaster.

It is the responsibility of PTs and PTAs to comply with licensure requirements, standards of practice, state and federal laws, and ethical standards, which are not diminished or exempted because the service is subsidized or provided for free. 

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Pro Bono Physical Therapist Services and Organization Support

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The proposed 9% cut: where it came from, what we’re doing, and the importance of your voice.

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My goal is to showcase what PTs can do, while also empowering students to advocate for our patients and for our profession.

Student Run Pro Bono Services

Nov 15, 2018 / Perspective

While the main goal of the pro bono clinic is to provide treatment to those who wouldn’t otherwise receive care, the experiences won’t be soon forgotten.

It's Not About Going and Leaving, It's About Leaving Something Behind

Aug 13, 2018 / Article

APTA staff interviewed Move Together patients and team members about their experiences and observations. These are their stories.

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Feb 25, 2018 / Perspective

I was determined to maximize my experience and to find a way to make the journey fun and productive.

Serving Our Communities. It's What We Do.

May 15, 2017 / Perspective

Treating populations in need opens your eyes to new viewpoints of the health care system.