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7 Myths About Physical Therapy

As a physical therapist, you are daily faced with numerous patients with different mindsets. Some have heard "too much" about physiotherapy procedures while others are totally green watching you suspiciously to see what "magic" therapy you want to give.

Either way it is your responsibility to educate everyone who comes in for physical therapy on what to expect.
Here are 7 myths highlighted by the American Physical Therapy association that need to be "busted".


1. Myth: I need a referral to see a physical therapist.
Fact: A recent survey by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) revealed 70% of people think a referral or prescription is required for evaluation by a physical therapist. However, a physician’s referral is not required in order to be evaluated by a physical therapist. Some states have restrictions about the treatment a physical therapist can provide without a physician referral.
2. Myth: Physical therapy is painful.
Fact: Physical th…

Interested in the Canadian Physiotherapy Clinical Specialty Program?

A clinical specialist in physiotherapy practices at an advanced level in a particular area of specialty.

The CPA Clinical Specialty program certifies physiotherapists who have focused their careers and can demonstrate advanced clinical competence, leadership, continuing professional development, and involvement in research in a specific area of practice.
This self-directed program consists of a written portfolio submission and an oral presentation that is assessed by a panel of peers. The components of the program allow candidates to demonstrate their professional competencies and development as a clinical specialist.
The program is targeted to candidates who have a minimum of five years of full-time applied clinical experience and a minimum of 300 clinical contact hours per year for the past five years in the clinical specialty area.
In this self-directed program you have the advantage of
setting your own pace of involvement in the specialization process.

The 4 Program requirements: