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Alabama PT Scope of Practice

How is physical therapy defined in Alabama?

The treatment of a human being by the use of exercise, massage, heat, cold, water, radiant energy, electricity, or sound for the purpose of correcting or alleviating any physical or mental condition or preventing the development of any physical or mental disability, or the performance of neuromuscular-skeletal tests and measurements to determine the existence and extent of body malfunction. 

What is included in the practice of physical therapy?


What is specifically excluded from the practice?

Physical therapy does not include radiology or electrosurgery.

Are there any special trainings required?



Ala. Code ยง 34-24-191

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