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Kansas PT Scope of Practice
How is physical therapy defined in Kansas?
“Physical therapy” means examining, evaluating and testing individuals with mechanical, anatomical, physiological and developmental impairments, functional limitations and disabilities or other health and movement-related conditions in order to determine a diagnosis solely for physical therapy, prognosis, plan of therapeutic intervention and to assess the ongoing effects of physical therapy intervention.
What is included in the practice of physical therapy?
Physical therapy also includes alleviating impairments, functional limitations and disabilities by designing, implementing and modifying therapeutic interventions that may include, but are not limited to:
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
Physical therapy does not include the use of roentgen rays and radium for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, the use of electricity for surgical purposes, including cauterization, the practice of any branch of the healing arts and the making of a medical diagnosis.
Are there any special trainings required?
Kansas PT Dry Needling
K.S.A. § 65-2901