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New York PT Identification 

Individual Identification

The initials used in connection with a licensed physical therapist's or physical therapist assistant’s name are "P.T." or "P.T.A." Although an individual can include the academic degree in one’s signature, these designations are neither recognized nor protected by Education Law or the Rules of the Regents. The title should be listed first after the person’s name, i.e., Jane Smith, PT, MSPT, DPT, OCS.

Use of the title "doctor" when offering to perform professional services must indicate the profession in which the licensee holds a doctorate (i.e., Dr. Jane Smith, P.T.).


NY PT Board Practice Guideline 2

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