Policy statement: Protection of title

The World Confederation for (WCPT) claims exclusivity to the professional names “physical therapy” and “physiotherapy”. It further asserts that the professional titles “physical therapist” and “physiotherapist” and all abbreviations referring to these titles (eg “PT”, “FT”, “physio”) are the sole preserve of persons who hold qualifications approved by WCPT’s member organisations and/or regulatory bodies. 

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