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Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation:
doi: 10.1097/TGR.0b013e3181fee769
Original Article

Legal Issues for Physical Therapists Who Provide Fitness Services

Simons, Gwen PT, Esq, OCS, FAAOMPT

Section Editor(s): Lewis, Carole B. DPT, PT, GTC, GCS, MSG, MPA, PhD, FAPTA; Editor

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Abstract

Fitness programs for older adults carry unique responsibilities and liabilities for the physical therapist-fitness instructor. Considerations for appropriate screening, disclosure of a nontherapist-patient relationship, remuneration of services, and individual state licensure regulations are important to reduce legal and fiduciary liability.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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