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Nevada Physical Therapy Definitions 

“Approved Course”- A course of study or training for continuing education which is:

    • Offered by a recognized provider of continuing education; and
    • Approved by the Board for a specific number of units of continuing education.

“Board” - The Nevada Physical Therapy Board.

“Direct Supervision”- The direction or assistance provided to a student who is enrolled in a program to become a physical therapist’s assistant by a supervising physical therapist who is present and immediately available on the premises where the clinical training of the student is conducted.

“Dry Needling”- A skilled technique performed by a physical therapist using a single-use, single-insertion, sterile filiform needle, which is used to penetrate the skin or underlying tissue to effect change in body conditions, pain, movement, impairment and disability.

“Immediate Supervision” - That a person is present on-site and immediately available within the treatment area to give aid, direction and instruction to the person he or she is supervising.

“Hour”- Not less than fifty (50) minutes nor more than sixty (60) minutes.

“Licensee”- A person licensed as a physical therapist or physical therapist’s assistant in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and chapter 640 of NRS.

“Physical Therapist” - A person who is licensed in Nevada.

“Physical Therapist Assistant” - A person who assists in the practice of physical therapy under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist and who is licensed under the provisions of this chapter.

“Physical Therapist Technician” - An unlicensed person who performs certain limited activities at the direction of the physical therapist.

“Physical Therapy” - The specialty in the field of health which is concerned with prevention of disability and physical rehabilitation of persons having congenital or acquired disabilities.

“Supervising Physical Therapist” - A physical therapist who supervises a physical therapist assistant, a physical therapist technician, a student who is completing a program for physical therapists or physical therapist assistants or a graduate of such a program.

“Recognized Provider of Continuing Education” - Any person recognized by the Board as competent to provide an approved course.

“Unit of Continuing Education” - Ten (10) hours of instruction in an approved course.


NRS 640.011

NAC 640.001

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