Physical Therapy Professional Pledge
As I enter the profession of physical therapy, I solemnly and willingly pledge the following:
I will respect the rights and dignity of all individuals
and will provide compassionate care.
I will be trustworthy toward my patients and clients
and in all other areas of physical therapy practice.
I will place the welfare of my patients and clients above my own self-interest.
I will provide accurate and relevant information to patients and clients
about their care and to the public about physical therapy services.
I will exercise sound judgment, comply with laws and regulations that govern physical
therapy and will protect the public from unethical, incompetent and illegal acts.
I will maintain professional competence, continually strive to learn and promote
high standards for physical therapy practice, education and research.
I will respect the rights, knowledge and skills of colleagues and seek consultation
whenever the welfare of the patient or client may be advanced.
Thus, with this pledge, I freely accept the responsibilities that accompany
the practice of physical therapy.