Practice Guidelines

Practice Standards - College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC)Canleaf.gif

College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) has 13 practice guidelines on many issues.

Quality Assurance Standards of Physiotherapy Practice - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK)

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK) has updated core standards focused on patient centred approach to care.


Conflict of Interest/Referral for Profit - Canadian Physiotherapy Association Canleaf.gif

2 pages; a position statement on referral for profit.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association Code of Ethics and Rules of ConductCanleaf.gif

Outlines responsibilities to the client, society, and the profession.

Advisory Statements - College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) Canleaf.gif

College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) has 7 advisory statements with references supporting the statements.

Privacy Legislation [PIPA & FOIPPA] - College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC)Canleaf.gif

Explains how PIPA and FOIPPA apply to physiotherapists, defines "personal information," outlines principles for protecting patient information.


BC Health Professions Act - Physical Therapists Regulation Canleaf.gif

Health Professions Act with the regulations applying to Physical Therapists, including a definition of "physical therapy."

Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators Canleaf.gif

A national not-for-profit federation of physiotherapy regulators in Canada committed to ensuring the public's safety in its interaction with physiotherapists.

Research Support

Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC)Canleaf.gif

The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) is a nationally registered charitable organization that sponsors research which advances the treatment techniques, knowledge and skills of Canada's physiotherapists.


Scan of the Health Care Environment - Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Canleaf.gif

5 pages with statistics examining legislation, technology, science, and factors changing the profession.

Primary Health Care and Community Based Rehabilitation (WCPT)

39 pages on community-based rehabilitation (CBR) and disability with implications on physiotherapy based on a WCPT survey of member organizations; includes literature review.

Support Personnel

Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapist Assistants in Canada - Alliancept Canleaf.gif

20 pages; defines support workers, working relationship between supporter workers and physiotherapists; article with references, and table at end of article outlines two categories of support workers.