Professional License Defense for Physical Therapist

Physical therapists (PTs) in Bridgeport evaluate and record patient progress in relation to the improvement of some injury or illness. They are part of preventive care, rehabilitation, and treatments for patients with conditions, illnesses, or injuries. 

When Your License is on the Line

Physical therapy covers a broad range of specializations, and requires multiple years of schooling before becoming licensed. First it is crucial to obtain a bachelor’s degree in a health related field. Students are then able to complete their doctorate of physical therapy program. It is optional to then complete a residency, but recommended in order to gain experience. In order to begin practicing in the profession you will then need to take the National Physical Therapy Examination, which is administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. After passing the exam you are then a licensed PT, but there may come a time when your livelihood and license is threatened. Some common license issues include:

Alleged substance abuse. It is easy to believe what you do outside of work is your own business, however in physical therapy this is not always the case. Abuse of drugs or alcohol can result in the loss of your professional license. 

Accusations of patient abuse. This can come into play with any patient, however it is most prevalent among elderly patients. 

Alleged medication violations. Physical therapists must understand what they are and are not allowed to do with regard to prescribing drugs to patients. 

Turn to a License Defense Professional

Becoming a PT in Bridgeport is a dynamic and interesting medical field to work in, and can be very rewarding. If your livelihood is ever threatened by the loss of your license, please contact our office to speak with a Bridgeport physical therapy license defense attorney.