Policy statement: Physical therapist support personnel

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) advocates that policies for using have to be determined at a national level. is an internationally recognised profession. It may be practised only by qualified and, where required by state or national legislation, duly licensed/registered physical therapists. WCPT advocates that where physical therapist support personnel are utilised, direction and supervision from a physical therapist are essential in the provision of quality physical therapy services. The of direction and supervision necessary for assuring quality physical therapy services is dependent upon many factors, including the education, experiences, and responsibilities of the parties involved, the needs of the / and the organisational structure in which the physical therapy services are provided.

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