Competency: The what, why, and how of it

C. M. Davis, M. J. Anderson, D. Jagger

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Competency is a frequently used term in the physical therapy profession, but many physical therapists are unclear about its definition and its meaning in professional activity. This article describes the operational definition of competency as used in the practice of physical therapy by members of the Association; describes the development of the manual, Competencies in Physical Therapy: An Analysis of Practice; offers direction in possible uses of the manual; and suggests future uses for the manual in Association activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1088-1094
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical therapy
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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