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Arizona PT Scope of Practice
How is the practice of Physical Therapy defined in Arizona?
"Practice of physical therapy" means:
Examining, evaluating and testing persons who have mechanical, physiological and developmental impairments, functional limitations and disabilities or other health and movement related conditions in order to determine a diagnosis, a prognosis and a plan of therapeutic intervention and to assess the ongoing effects of intervention.
What is included in the practice of physical therapy?
Alleviating impairments and functional limitations by managing, designing, implementing and modifying therapeutic interventions including:
Reducing the risk of injury, impairments, functional limitations and disability by means that include promoting and maintaining a person's fitness, health and quality of life.
Engaging in administration, consultation, education and research.
Services specifically excluded from the scope of practice
Are there any special training requirements?
A.R.S. § 32-2001