Kelly Thompson, director of the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in Media, has joined a physical therapy association ethics committee and will have a hand in overseeing ethical practices of physical therapists in Pennsylvania.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Pennsylvania Chapter Ethics Committee fosters ethical practices in physical therapy based on APTA’s Code of Ethics.
The committee hears ethical complaints against physical therapists. It also engages in activities and educates physical therapists, the public, the insurance industry, and the state legislature to prevent unethical practices in physical therapy.
Kelly Thompson is the sole physical therapist assistant on the four-person committee. Its other three members are physical therapists.
She will attend her first meeting of the committee on Jan. 21, 2023.
APTA Pennsylvania represents, advocates, and advances the practice of physical therapy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
It is one of 50 State Chapters within the APTA and currently represents more than 5,700 physical therapist and physical therapist assistant members and over 1000 student members across the Commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology founded in 1953, is a two-year accredited, private non-profit college offering an education for those looking for career development and advancement, college transfer opportunities, and personal growth.