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Alaska PT Scope of Practice
How is physical therapy defined in Alaska?
“Physical therapy” means the examination, treatment and instruction of human beings to detect, assess, prevent, correct, alleviate and limit physical disability, bodily malfunction, pain from injury, disease and other bodily or mental conditions and includes the administration, interpretation and evaluation of tests and measurements of bodily functions and structures.
What is included in the practice of physical therapy?
Physical therapy includes:
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
“Physical therapy” does not include the use of roentgen rays and radioactive materials for diagnosis and therapeutic purposes, the use of electricity for surgical purposes, and the diagnosis of disease.
Are there any special training requirements?
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