About the Public Register / Find a Physiotherapist

The College’s Public Register includes information about every physiotherapist (PT) registered to practice in Ontario and physiotherapists previously registered with the College. 

In fulfilling our mandate to protect and serve the public interest, we believe it’s important that the patients have the information they need to help them decide who they wish to see for care. 

Information about physiotherapists is gathered when they first register with the College, and it is updated regularly―when they complete annual renewal, notify the College of a change to their contact or employment information or because of a College process.

If you have any questions about the information you find on the Public Register or need assistance, please contact our Registration Team at 1-800-583-5885 ext. 222 or 416-591-3828 ext. 222 or at registration@collegept.org.

Go to Find a Physiotherapist/Public Register and Look up Any Registered PT in Ontario

The Public Register has a range of different kinds of information, including:

  • Full name and former name (if any), gender, practice addresses, fax and telephone numbers, registration number, languages spoken, and, if it applies, the professional corporation name in which the physiotherapist is a shareholder.

  • Registration status (for example active or resigned) and the registration category (for example, Independent Practice, Provisional Practice, Courtesy) and the associated dates.

  • Qualifications, including the school where the physiotherapist got their degree and the year of graduation.

  • The name of the place or places where the physiotherapist works and the contact information. 

  • The name of each authorized activity (higher risk practice) the physiotherapist has declared they are competent to perform. 

  • The terms, conditions and limitations (TCLs) on each physiotherapist’s certificate of registration and speciality designation. 

  • A summary of allegations of professional misconduct or incompetence, if any, if the PT is awaiting a hearing by the Discipline Committee, including the “Notice of Hearing” that sets out the allegations, as well as the status of the discipline proceeding (for example, scheduled hearing dates, whether the hearing has been adjourned).

  • If the Discipline Committee makes a finding of professional misconduct or incompetence against a physiotherapist, a brief summary of the facts on which the finding was based, the penalty and whether the finding is under appeal.•

  • Information about an application for reinstatement of a physiotherapist’s certificate of registration, including any scheduled hearing dates, the status of the proceeding and the decision. 

  • Information about allegations of incapacity, if any, and if the PT is awaiting a hearing by the Fitness to Practise Committee and, if there is a finding of incapacity, a summary of the order made by the Committee and whether the finding is under appeal.

  • Findings of malpractice or professional negligence. 

  • If a physiotherapist has resigned and agreed to never practice again in Ontario during or as a result of an investigation or complaint.

Information available as of July 1, 2015, including:

  • Current bail conditions, if any, which affect a physiotherapist’s suitability to practice.
  • Findings of guilt against a physiotherapist under the Criminal Code, and findings of an offence under the Health Insurance Act, made on or after July 1, 2015, including the finding, the sentence, the fact of an appeal and the related dates. 
  • Criminal Code and Health Insurance Act charges placed against a physiotherapist after
    July 1, 2015, including the fact and content of the charge, and the place and date of the charge (if known). This information will be removed either after an acquittal or a finding, which would replace the fact of the charge.
  • Information about current certificates of registration held by a physiotherapist in other jurisdictions and professions, including physiotherapy and other regulated professions.
  • Information about disciplinary findings by another physiotherapy regulatory or other licensing authority, including the facts and dates (where known), the jurisdiction and the status of any appeals.
  • If the physiotherapist works with physiotherapist assistants (non-regulated), this fact will appear. 
  • A caution outcome of an investigation, where the investigation started on or after July 1, 2015, unless it is overturned on appeal. A caution is issued by the College’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee when there is a significant concern about conduct or practice that directly impacts patient care, safety or the public interest, if it is not addressed.
  • A Specified Continuing Education or Remediation Program (SCERP) outcome of an investigation, where the investigation commenced on or after July 1, 2015, unless it is overturned on appeal; and, when all the elements of the SCERP have been completed, a note stating it has been completed. 
  • An undertaking outcome of an investigation, where the investigation began on or after 
    July 1, 2015, and, when all the elements of the undertaking have been completed, 
    a note stating that it has been completed. 
The following information is not available on the Public Register. We believe that any information provided to the public—whether it is about our College processes or physiotherapists— should be relevant, enhance public confidence and be balanced with fairness and respect for each physiotherapist’s privacy. 

The following information is not included on the Public Register: 

  • Email address and date of birth.
  • Quality assurance results, such as the outcome of a practice assessment.
  • Settlements of malpractice or professional negligence in civil lawsuits.
  • The fact that a physiotherapist is being investigated—be it a complaint from the public, an inquiry into a physiotherapist’s capacity to practice related to their health, or an investigation into a mandatory report or a concern coming from another source.
  • An investigation outcome that finds no concerns with the physiotherapist’s care or conduct or finds concerns that are considered minor and pose little risk to the public, including “no action” or “advice/recommendation”. 
  • Terms, conditions or limitations on a physiotherapist’s certificate of registration that are 
    no longer in effect.
  • Under the provisions of the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Registrar may refuse to disclose to an individual or post on the College website information that is available to the public if the Registrar “has reasonable grounds to believe that this information is obsolete and no longer relevant to the physiotherapist’s suitability to practice.”