Recently, it was brought to our attention that on January 22nd the Director of State Government Affairs of the APTA has issued a statement to it's membership regarding our Pelvic Therapist Practitioner Certification. In light of the issues addressed in this statement, we have made the decision to slightly alter the name and abbreviation of our certification for pelivc therapists.
An excerpt from the statement reads:
All U.S. jurisdictions provide specific title protection for the initials “PT;” the use of these initials is reserved for use solely by individuals who hold an active and valid physical therapist license. In addition, a number of jurisdictions provide additional title protection for other variations on the title “PT” such “DPT,” “MPT,” “CPT,” “RPT,” etc. Individuals who obtain their “PTPC” need to be aware that the use the title “PTPC” may potentially be in conflict with the section of their state’s physical therapy statute that provides title protection on variations of the licensure designation “PT.”