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Group Members:
Danielle Davis
Tessa Evans
Crayjania Adderly


Physical therapy also known as Physiotherapy is a health care

profession directed at evaluating, restoring and maintaining

physical function.
Physical therapy U.S.A
Physiotherapy- Canada and U.K.

Physical therapists are often referred to as 'movement specialists'. They have a detailed
understanding of how the body works and are specially educated and trained to assess
and improve movement and function, and to relieve pain that affect the physical
function of adults and children. Physiotherapists promote good health by encouraging
their clients or patients to improve and increase control over their own lives.

Physical Therapy is a degree-based healthcare profession. A PT use their knowledge and

skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such
Neurological (brain or spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis)
Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash, ligament injuries, arthritis
Cardiovascular (stroke, chronic heart disease)
Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis)

The aim of the Physical Therapy code of ethics is to inform and educate P.T.s., prospective
P.T.s, their patients and the community of work ethics that should be carried out by
Physical Therapists.
The Code of Ethics is based on:
Management of patients

Core Values:
Professional duty
Social Responsibility

Rule 1 - Scope of practice: Physical therapists shall only practice to the extent that they have
established maintained and developed their ability to work safely and competently and shall
ensure that they have appropriate professional liability cover for that practice.
Rule 2- Relationships with patients :Physical therapists shall respect and uphold the rights,
dignity and freedom of choice and individual sensibilities of every patient.
Rule 3 Confidentiality: Physical therapists shall ensure the confidentiality and security of
information acquired in a professional capacity
Rule 4 - Relationships with professional staff and careers: Physical therapists shall
communicate and cooperate with professional staff and other careers in the interests and with
the consent of their patient; and shall avoid inappropriate criticism of any of them.

Code Contd
Rule 5 - Duty to report: Physical therapists have a duty to report, to an

appropriate authority, circumstances which may put patients or others at risk.

Rule 6 Advertising : Physical therapists shall ensure that advertising in

respect of their professional activities is accurate and professionally restrained.

Rule 7 - Sales of services and goods: Physical therapists shall not sell, supply,

endorse or promote the sale of services or goods in ways which exploit the
professional relationship with their patient.

Rule 8 - Personal and professional standards: Physical therapists shall adhere

at all times to personal and professional standards which reflect credit on the
profession; behavior, approach and dress should not cause offence to the
patient and career.

Physiotherapists work in a variety of specialisms in health and social care. Additionally,

some physiotherapists are involved in education, research and service management.
Nursing Homes
Outpatient Clinics
Physician Offices
Private Homes

Physical Therapist
with elderly
Here a P.T. is helping a
patient exercise her arms
,wrists and hands using a
stationary hand bicycle.