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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about medical malpractice claims against physical therapists, with risk management perspectives and recommendations.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. 1. Describe the details of the malpractice allegations of a patient who had physical therapy following a right-shoulder rotator-cuff repair.
  2. 2. Summarize the case of a patient who sustained a skin injury after a physical therapy assistant performed cupping.
  3. 3. Explain the implications of the case of a patient who sustained a new fracture during physical therapy to treat an elbow fracture.
Price: $12.95


  • LPTB 1.0 CH
  • NSBPT 1.0 CEU

The Louisiana Physical Therapy Board has awarded 1 contact hour for completion of this course.

The Nevada Physical Therapy Board has approved this activity for 1 continuing education unit.

Professions: Physical Therapist
Test Code: HPSOPT0719PT
Published: September 2019
Expires: 12/31/2021
Required Passing Score: 16/20 (80%)
Specialties: Risk Management