Practice Advice & Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answer to your question below or contact the Practice Advisors for free and anonymous advice.

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario Practice Advisors

College Practice Advisors (from left to right): Fiona Campbell PT, Shari Hughes PT, Kelly Schmitt PT, and Kirsten Pavelich PT

Anyone can contact the College for confidential practice advice. The College has a team of physiotherapists ready to answer your call or email and you can ask about anything related to physiotherapy.

Not sure what rule applies? Ask the Practice Advisor. Looking for something on the website and can't find it? Dealing with a tough ethical dilemma and need to talk it through? Call 647-484-8800 or 1-800-583-5885 (extension 241) or email

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Practice Advice Question


Can I open a practice out of my home? 


Yes, PTs can provide quality care in a number of practice environments. You’ll need to continue to meet all the same standards and expectations outlined by the College. Don’t forget to update your information on the College Public Register and have 30 days from the start of the practice to make the update.

Be sure to refer to the Opening a Practice Checklist to address specific questions and think about how you’ll meet the standards in your new practice environment.

Reach out to the Practice Advice team at if you have additional questions.