The Association of Practising Neurotricians and Neurotricionists (APNN) Code of Ethics reflects ethical principles and responsibilities specific to NeuroPhysics Therapy (NPT) settings as well as those common to other therapeutic professions. Worldwide, professionals are expected to adhere to such principles to be effective and to justify trust in their reputation, judgement, and integrity.
NPT Assistants, Neurotricians, and Neurotricionists (“NPT practitioners”) must maintain active membership in APNN and are responsible to know, understand, and abide by its policies and its Code of Ethics. Owners of business locations with NPT practitioners offering NeuroPhysics Therapy are responsible to ensure the APNN Code of Ethics is operationalized by all of their location’s staff.
Members must understand that violations of the ethical standards reflected in the Code may subject them to disciplinary action. Disciplinary action could include losing one’s authorization and licence to practise NeuroPhysics Therapy.
As is widely understood, no code of ethics can be exhaustive nor do general principles address every kind of situation that may arise. APNN members should seek consultation to obtain advice in situations where more guidance is desirable.
APNN Members must uphold the following Code of Ethics, and study the accompanying examples to become proficient in applying this Code.
- Prioritize the principle “First, cause no harm” in thoughts, decisions, and actions.
- Prioritize and respect the rights, autonomy, and dignity of all individuals.
- Abide by agreements and professional standards for client confidentiality and privacy.
- Respect and continually deepen one’s own, and others,’ understanding of human nervous system dynamics.
- Personally work the NeuroPhysics Therapy exercise programs on a regular basis.
- Conduct professional practice in a safe, competent, and accountable manner, offering only those levels of therapeutic services for which one has been formally approved.
- Act in a professional manner that maintains the good standing of the profession and its standards of excellence.
- Communicate and cooperate in the best interests of clients, colleagues, the Institute, the profession, and the wider community.
- Maintain good standing in APNN and comply with its policies.