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The APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice is the description of physical therapist practice, for use by physical therapist and physical therapist assistant educators, students, and clinicians.

Guide History



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Advocacy Module


To view Guide content offline, right-click anywhere within the webpage and select "Print" to save the page as a PDF as a destination source. It is recommended to first expand the accordions within each webpage so that the PDF captures the content within the accordion.

For Educators

Along with Practice Patterns extracted from the Guide, APTA offers other curriculum resources to support you in advancing our profession through the education of our future.

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For Students

APTA offers students a variety of resources, networking and engagement opportunities, and tools to support you during your education and beyond.

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