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New York PT Iontophoresis/Phonophoresis

Physical therapists (PT) may not independently possess prescription medications. Nor may they administer drugs via most routes of administration. However, the use of medicinal ions through iontophoresis/phonophoresis is a chemical means of providing treatment of disability, injury, or disease.

When iontophoresis is used with chemicals (drugs) that are designated as prescription drugs, the drugs must be dispensed by a pharmacist for a specific patient/client. Prescription drugs may not be kept as stock by an individual PT or by a physical therapy department


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