Date of Award

1993

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

Department

Physical Therapy

First Advisor

Henry C. Wessman

Keywords

Career Mobility; Physical Therapy

Abstract

The clinical laddering system as it pertains to physical therapy is described. The history, purpose, benefits, and development of clinical ladders is presented. The benefits include improved recruitment and retention of professional physical therapy staff.

A clinical ladder in a physical therapy department may be very beneficial, but the decision to develop it should be considered carefully. Developing a clinical ladder system is a time consuming and costly undertaking and other alternatives should be considered first.

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