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Use of Title Standard of Practice


The physiotherapist uses her/his title, credentials, and other designations to clearly identify her/himself to clients, other health providers, and the public.

Expected outcome

Clients can expect that the physiotherapist uses her/his protected title to facilitate clear identification during physiotherapy service delivery.

Performance expectations

The physiotherapist:

  • Is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta when using the protected title.
  • Identifies her/himself using the protected title as outlined by the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta.
  • Uses other credentials accurately, in association with and following the protected title, in a manner that has meaning for the public and according to regulatory requirements.
  • Uses the title “Doctor” or “Dr” and/or clinical specialist designations in accordance with regulatory requirements and any criteria established by Council.
  • Reports the unauthorized use of the protected title to the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta.

Related Standards

Page updated: 03/01/2024