This guideline for standards of physical therapy practice provides details on the statement of performance and conditions to which WCPT expects physical therapists to aspire, in order to provide high quality physical therapy professional services to society. These standards provide the foundation for the assessment of physical therapy practice. They represent the physical therapy profession’s commitment to society to promote optimal health and function in individuals and populations by pursuing excellence in practice. These standards provide the basis for physical therapy practice in all settings, including but not limited to: clinics, hospitals, schools and commercial premises.
Detail is provided on standards covering: administration and practice management, communication, community responsibility, cultural competence, documentation, education, ethical behaviour, informed consent, legal, patient/client management, personal/professional development, quality assurance, research and support personnel.