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Florida PT Scope of Practice
How is physical therapy defined in Florida?
“Practice of physical therapy” means the performance of physical therapy assessments and the treatment of any disability, injury, disease, or other health condition of human beings, or the prevention of such disability, injury, disease, or other health condition, and the rehabilitation of such disability, injury, disease, or other health condition by alleviating impairments, functional movement limitations, and disabilities.
What is included in the practice of physical therapy?
Designing, implementing, and modifying treatment interventions through:
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
The use of roentgen rays and radium for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and the use of electricity for surgical purposes, including cauterization, are not “physical therapy” for purposes of this chapter.
The practice of physical therapy does not authorize a physical therapy practitioner to practice chiropractic medicine, including specific spinal manipulation, or acupuncture. For the performance of specific chiropractic spinal manipulation, a physical therapist shall refer the patient to a licensed chiropractor.
Are there any special trainings required?
Florida PT Administration of Topical Medications
Fla. Stat. § 486.021
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