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Category Archives: Physical Therapist License


Ethical Issues In Physical Therapy

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Physical therapists are medical professionals who help those impacted by diseases, injuries, and mobility issues. They help patients improve their quality of life by restoring movement and function. Physical therapists often have to have physical contact with patients to help them regain mobility. Because of this, they may encounter ethical issues in their practice… Read More »


Physical Therapists And Massage Therapists: Staying Within Your Scope Of Practice

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Most professionals know what they need to do when it comes to their work duties, but sometimes the line is not so clear. There are often gray areas, particularly in the healthcare field. When you’re hired as a physical therapist or massage therapist, you will be tasked with touching the patient. This can bring… Read More »


Physical Therapist Released From Jail After Possessing Child Porn

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Physical therapists help people improve mobility and relieve pain. They have to touch various body parts to help with this. As such, it can be frustrating to hear that a physical therapist possesses sexually explicit images of children. This is what happened to a physical therapist in Ohio. The 39-year-old man was charged with… Read More »


Physical Therapist Accused Of Sexual Abuse Gets Plea Deal

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Physical therapists must abide by ethics and laws when treating patients. Since they are often required to touch patients in order to help them with pain and mobility following a surgery or injury, they have to make sure they do so without violating any laws. This means avoiding sexual abuse. A physical therapist from… Read More »


Principles Of Physical Therapy

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Physical therapists play a huge role in helping injured people regain mobility and return to normal. They help clients perform activities, exercises, and other movements to help their injury heal. However, physical therapists have to do things in an ethical manner. They often have to touch and massage patients, so they need to be… Read More »


Massage Therapist’s License Suspended For Sexual Abuse

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When people apply to receive a professional license, they need to be truthful on their application. They cannot lie about their criminal history or deny situations that caused them to lose their license in the past. If they do, they can face penalties. They may be unable to get their license reinstated or if… Read More »


Physical Therapist Has License Suspended After Inappropriately Touching Patients

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Like others in the medical field, physical therapists have a duty to act in an ethical manner at all times. Even though they work with patients’ bodies to help them with mobility issues, they cannot touch patients inappropriately. If they do, they can face penalties such as license suspension or revocation. A physical therapist… Read More »


Physical Therapist’s License Still Suspended for Sexual Assault

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Physical therapists help those with injuries relieve pain and regain mobility. They often work with a person’s arms, legs, neck and shoulders to relieve stiff muscles and joints. They see patients in vulnerable positions and as such, they must act in a professional manner at all times. Otherwise, they can face license suspension. Some… Read More »