Code of Ethical Conduct

The Code of Ethical Conduct sets out the ethical principles governing the conduct of members of the physiotherapy profession in Canada. The Code of Ethical Conduct applies to all members of the physiotherapy profession in all contexts of practice and through all stages of their careers. It must always be used in conjunction with relevant federal and provincial legislation and with regulations, policies, procedures, and standards that regulate professional practice.

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Competencies for Physiotherapists

The Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapists in Canada (the Profile) describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes (i.e., competencies) required by physiotherapists in Canada at the beginning of and throughout their career.

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Governing Legislation

You are expected to know the legislation governing your practice as a physiotherapist in Alberta. Assessing your understanding of the legislation is one aspect of the jurisprudence component of Physiotherapy Alberta's Continuing Competence Program.

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Maintain Your Information

Under the Health Professions Act, you are required, within 30 days, to report changes to your name, contact information, employment and registration with another college.

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Restricted Activities

A restricted activity is a regulated health service that by law can only be performed by individuals authorized to perform them. Restricted activities for physiotherapists are divided into two groups: basic and advanced.

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Specialist Title

Physiotherapists on the General Register who have a specialty designation from an approved program may use the title “Specialist” if authorized by the Registrar. The specialty designation must be used in conjunction with and follow the protected titles (Physiotherapist, Physical Therapist or PT), for example: name,  PT, specialty designation.

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Standards of Practice

Standards refer to the expected level of physiotherapist performance, for qualification to practice, clinical care, and professional practice that results in safe, ethical and effective physiotherapy service. 

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