Thoughts on the DPT and PT relationships with ATCs

I will put together some more thoughts on these issues when I return from vacation. I enjoyed Vern's post today. I know the APTA certainly likes to protect its "turf" when it comes to ATCs and reimbursement for "physical therapy" services.

PTs get beat up on by the MDs and DCs, so they feel it is only proper to beat up on the ATCs. And then there are the PTAs, who don't get any attention while the PTs are battling to get themselves referred to as "doctor", the PTAs remain at the associate degree level. What the hell?

Why can't we just all get along and send people to those that will help them best?

No referrals required here in Vancouver, BC.


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