July 13, 2011
A new credential for Canadian physical therapists and athletic trainers who care for workers’ compensation patients is established today to certify professionals in these fields. This certification is the Certified Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Provider or CWcHP™. Prior to the establishment of this certification, physical therapists and athletic trainers who rehabilitate patients under their workers’ compensation were not required to meet specific standards in order to care for these patients.
This certification and examination arose out of the need for therapists and trainers to show competency in the delivery of services to workers’ compensation patients.
“This is a giant step in the fields of physical therapy, athletic training and workers’ compensation. It has quality of care, legal and third party reimbursement consequences.” Comments Dr. John Mayer, a nationally acclaimed therapist and author.
To obtain the CWcHP™, applicants must be in the fields of physical therapy or athletic training and they must pass the certification exam. The exam covers three areas of competency: clinical issues, legal issues and employer based knowledge...For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2011/7/prweb8637025.htm