Rules for all Users

  1. All users must share an active license number with the app. This can be a state or national license number. Students must share their student ID number. This information is not shown publicly.

  2. All users must use legal first and last name on profile as well as credentials and a headshot. Impersonation of licensed individuals is illegal and not allowed. Violators will be reported and may face criminal charges.

  3. No job postings or advertisements/requests for clinical placements. Please go through established channels for these requests. Examples of established channels include LinkedIn, Indeed, university/training programs, etc.

  4. Users will act in a respectful manner toward others. No personal attacks, no unprofessional conduct, and no harassment.

  5. Comments, posts, and provision of resources should relate SOLELY to the professional content being discussed; no personal comments or attacks will be permitted. Discussion not related to rehabilitation is not permitted (this includes discussions around politics, religion, parenting advice, or other unrelated topics).

  6. No promotion for personal gains/business — users may post resources in the Resources group with the following format:
    • Introduce yourself, including your name and your business name.
    • Briefly explain what you offer in 3 sentences or less.
    • Provide a single link to where people can find more.
    • Do not post more than once/month. Violators will be warned once. Repeat violations will result in removal from the app.
    • Business owners may contact Therapy Insights to discuss paid sponsorship opportunities. 100% of sponsored post profits are donated to scholarships and grants for users of the app.

  7. No racism, hate speech, bullying, or discrimination of any kind is permitted. This includes discrimination across professions- discussion should be inclusive and consider viewpoints from other disciplines and professionals.

  8. Users will cultivate an environment that supports learning and growth by not displaying defensiveness. This includes recognizing biases and accepting opposing viewpoints without the devolution of discussion. Multiple viewpoints may safely exist at the same time within this community.

  9. Flexibility and empathy are integral to membership to ensure we recognize each of us comes from a different culture, educational background, professional settings, and have varied support and resources available to us as clinicians. For example, what is taken for granted in a large urban setting may be out of reach for a clinician in a rural setting. What is culturally appropriate for one individual may not be applicable to another.

  10. All posts must be HIPAA compliant such that one individual cannot be identified given the information within your post. Follow our guidelines for sharing real case studies:

    • ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOS OF PATIENTS. All photos will be removed. This is because we do not have an ethical way to legally enforce photo release documentation for the patients you are treating. Even if your patient gives you verbal permission, DO NOT POST PHOTOS. Even if their face or other identifying features are not in the frame, DO NOT POST PHOTOS.
    • Do not write as if you were documenting in a chart. In other words, do not provide detailed information.

    • Leave out names, gender, age, location, date of admission, type of facility, or other personal details unless absolutely necessary for context.

    • Here is an example of what NOT to do: An 89 yo female admitted to our post-acute facility yesterday s/p hemorrhagic stroke w/ left hemiparesis. How do I treat her?

    • Here is an example of what TO do: I am looking for ideas/advice/inspiration to treat left hemiparesis. I have tried X, Y, and Z. Y seems to be working the best, and I’m wondering if I can advance the challenge of therapy within this context. Do you have any guidance for me?

Note that in the above example, gender identity, sex, age, location, admission date, and photos are NOT necessary to address the case. 

    • If you do need to address the age of a patient, provide a range (e.g., “I am looking for guidance for the population of people in their mid-60s,” rather than, “This person is 64.”)

Rules for Students

We are so glad you’re here! We hope that this community provides an excellent launching pad for your career and helps you accelerate your knowledge! We do have a few rules specific to students in order to foster a 100% safe community for all users.

  1. Do not use the community to complete homework assignments.

  2. Do not ask questions that are more appropriate for the clinical faculty at your training institution or questions that are basic enough for a Google search.

  3. Do not seek out clinical internship/externship placements in this community, either by solicitation or inquiries. These placements may be found through your training institution or by applying to facility opportunities directly.

Behaviors Resulting in Warnings or Removal From App

1 warning provided

  • Spam messages (promoting unrelated things such as personal businesses, job ads, solicitations for participation in research, etc). This includes violating the terms of posting in the resource group (see rules).
    Students: Using the community to complete homework assignments.
  • Students: Asking questions that are more appropriate for the clinical faculty at their training institution or basic enough for a Google search.
    Students: Searching for clinical internship/externship placements, either solicitation or inquiries.
  • Students: Sharing grievances related to university training programs.
  • Posting job ads.
  • Promoting biased agenda(s) relative to business, research practices, products, services, etc.
  • Not following HIPAA posting guidelines and referring to patients with exact age, sex, gender identity, location, etc, when not needed to answer the question. Posting a non-identifyable photo of a patient.

Zero tolerance: Immediate removal from app - whether displayed in open groups or in private messages

  • Explicit or derogatory comments to another member or about a patient, including attacks on character, snide remarks, or bullying. Examples: “You shouldn’t be treating patients.” “You shouldn’t have a license.” “How do you not know this??” etc.
  • Swearing, threatening, bullying.
  • Threatening to report other users to ASHA, APTA, AOTA, NBCOT, state regulation boards, bosses, managers, etc.
  • Impersonating a therapist, stealing their license number to be on the app. We will inform the individual being impersonated and they have the right to press charges.