Physical therapists (PTs) in New Haven 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 You Risk Losing Your License
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 times when your license may be threatened are:
Accusations of patient abuse. This can come into play with any patient, however it is most prevalent among elderly patients.
Allegation of sexual misconduct. Any type of sexual misconduct can result in the loss of license.
Poor documentation. This is often overlooked but it can lead to the loss of license. Every PT must understand the importance of timely documentation.
When You Need a Defense – Call a License Defense Lawyer
Becoming a PT in New Haven 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 New Haven physical therapy license defense attorney.