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Delaware Physical Therapy Scope of Practice
How is physical therapy defined in Delaware?
Examining, evaluating, and testing patients/clients who have impairments of body structure or function, activity limitations or participation restrictions in physical movement and mobility, or other health and movement related conditions in order to determine a physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of treatment intervention, and to assess the ongoing effects of intervention;
Reducing the risk of impairments of body structure or function, activity limitations or participation restrictions in physical movement and mobility, including the promotion and maintenance of fitness, health, and wellness in populations of all ages; and
Engaging in administration, consultation, education, telehealth, and research.
What is included in the practice of physical therapy?
Alleviating impairments of body structure or function, activity limitations or participation restrictions in physical movement and mobility by designing, implementing, and modifying treatment interventions that may include:
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
Are there any special trainings required?
24 Del. Law § 2602