IS MY PHYSICAL THERAPIST A DOCTOR?
The simple answer is that they could be. However, they differ from medical doctors. Your more experienced therapists will be credentialed with an MPT versus the new American Physical Therapy Association, (APTA) requirement for new therapists to receive a DPT license. these newer therapists are referred to as Doctors of Physical Therapy.
Whether someone has a DPT or MPT essentially comes down to them graduating prior to or after the APTA changes. As the APTA looks to push the industry forward, they have changed the standards to include a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). The benefit to patients is that whether you have the more experienced therapist who would bring a breadth of knowledge and learning techniques or a new therapist with fresh concepts and energy, you will be well cared for.
At CORE, we believe a diverse staff of physical therapists works in the best interest of our patients. Our team has an impeccable academic background, in addition to continued certifications to be able to offer patients the newest and most current techniques available. Our patients can rest assured that at CORE they are in the best of hands when receiving the care needed for any given diagnosis.