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Understanding Autonomous Practice
Physical Therapy Faculty Research
  • Tamara Gravano, Marshall University
  • Greg Hartley
  • Heather Mattingly
  • Joseph Libera
  • Sabrina Camilo
  • Jason Hardage
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2010
Abstract
What is autonomous practice? As one of the elements of Vision 2020, au­tonomous practice is one whose mean­ing may not always be readily under­stood. The confusion can stem from the meaning of autonomy, which is sometimes misinterpreted to mean that the physical therapist (PT) practices in a vacuum, without coordinating and com­municating with other health care pro­viders. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, many PTs might be surprised to learn that they already prac­tice autonomously.
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Permission to reprint is granted with the understanding that duplicated material carry a full citation: “Reprinted from Hardage, J., Hartley, G., Mattingly, H., Libera, J., Gravano, T., Camilo, S., Gerinotes, 2010, 17, 5-8, with permission of the Section on Geriatrics, APTA, www.geriatricspt.org.”

Citation Information
Hardage, J., Hartley, G., Mattingly, H., Libera, J., Gravano, T., Camilo, S., Gerinotes, 2010, 17, 5-8.