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All of the Physical Therapists at Massabesic Health Resources belong to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). APTA is a nation-wide organization that represents physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and students across the U.S.A.
Please read on for the Association’s "Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct".

Code of Ethics
Preamble
This Code of Ethics sets forth ethical principles for the physical therapy profession. Members of this profession are responsible for maintaining and promoting ethical practice. This Code of Ethics, adopted by the American Physical Therapy Association, shall be binding on physical therapists who are members of the Association.

Principle 1
Physical Therapists respect the rights and dignity of all individuals.
Principle 2
Physical Therapists comply with the laws and regulations governing the practice of physical therapy.
Principle 3
Physical Therapists accept responsibility for the exercise of sound judgement.
Principle 4
Physical Therapists maintain and promote high standards for physical therapy practice, education and research.
Principle 5
Physical Therapists seek remuneration for their services that is deserved and reasonable.
Principle 6
Physical Therapists provide accurate information to the consumer about the profession and about those services they provide.
Principle 7
Physical Therapists accept the responsibility to protect the public and the profession from unethical, incompetent, or illegal acts.
Principle 8
Physical Therapists participate in efforts to address the health needs of the public.

June, 1981 Adopted by the House of Delegates
Amended June 1987
Amended June 1991

  
  

The entire staff of Massabesic Health Resources is invested in the ethical practice of Physical Therapy. We have entered the very challenging field of healthcare to make a positive difference in those people’s lives that choose to engage our professional services. We will endeavor to help you to the best of our abilities.
Numerous areas of clinical interest exist within the APTA. Sections define these various areas of clinical practice. At MHR, we belong to a number of different sections including the Aquatic Health, Policy, Legislation and Regulation; Orthopedic, Sports & Women’s Health Sections.

Specialization
Physical Therapy encompasses many different areas of clinical specialties. A Physical Therapist may choose to specialize in one or several areas of clinical practice. Advanced clinical education is offered in a variety of different ways. Due to the rural nature of our country and management of multiple priorities, some clinicians may choose to study post professionally by enrolling in specialty classes offered by topic areas. Other clinicians have enrolled in advanced master’s programs, board specialization by examination and residency programs or any combination thereof.

Additional Professional Organization Memberships
We also belong to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT). Since 1992, the AAOMPT was established to provide the membership with a global organization from which to engage in clinical research and practice with the intent of optimizing patient care.
The AAOMPT developed standards for Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Residency Training Programs in 1993. From a collaborative point of view, the AAOMPT continues to work with the APTA and the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists.


  
  
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