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Indiana Physical Therapy Scope of Practice
How does the state define physical therapy?
"Physical therapy" means the evaluation of, administration of, or instruction in physical rehabilitative and habilitative techniques and procedures to evaluate, prevent, correct, treat, alleviate, and limit physical disability, pathokinesiological function, bodily malfunction, pain from injury, disease, and any other physical disability or mental disorder, including:
What is the scope practice for PTs?
"Physical therapy" includes, but is not limited to, such measures as the following:
"Sharp debridement" means the removal of foreign material or dead tissue from or around a wound, without anesthesia and with generally no bleeding, through the use of:
In order to expose healthy tissue, prevent infection, and promote healing.
A physical therapist may not perform sharp debridement unless the physical therapist is acting on the order or referral of a:
"Spinal manipulation" means a method of skillful and beneficial treatment by which a physical therapist uses direct thrust to move a joint of the patient's spine beyond its normal range of motion, but without exceeding the limits of anatomical integrity.
A physical therapist may not perform spinal manipulation of the spinal column or the vertebral column unless: