Practice Advice & Frequently Asked Questions

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Practice Advice Question


What are the charting requirements for physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants in a treatment record?


The PT is the one who needs to make sure there is a record of any treatment - including who performed the treatment, where it was done, why it was done and the outcome. The PTA can document what they did, but only the PT can conduct the analysis, determine impact and alter treatment plans.

Be sure to review the Record Keeping Standard and the Working with Physiotherapy Assistants Standard for further clarification.

If you still have questions feel free to contact the Practice Advisor to talk it through. Email or call 1-800-583-5885 or 647-484-8800.

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