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New York Physical Therapy Definitions
The New York physical therapy legal and regulatory definitions.
“Basic Health Sciences Content Area” - Coursework which includes, but is not limited to, the following curricular areas:
“Clinical Education Content Area” - Clinical practice experiences under the following conditions:
“Clinical Sciences: Examination and Evaluation Content Area” - Coursework in examination and evaluation which includes, but is not limited to, the following curricular areas:
“Clinical Sciences: Interventions Content Area” - Coursework in interventions which includes, but is not limited to, the following curricular areas:
“Medical Sciences Content Area” - Coursework in clinical medicine pertinent to physical therapy which includes, but is not limited to, the following curricular areas:
“Physical Therapy”- The evaluation, treatment or prevention of disability, injury, disease, or other condition of health using physical, chemical, and mechanical means including, but not limited to heat, cold, light, air, water, sound, electricity, massage, mobilization, and therapeutic exercise with or without assistive devices, and the performance and interpretation of tests and measurements to assess pathophysiological, pathomechanical, and developmental deficits of human systems to determine treatment, and assist in diagnosis and prognosis.
“Related Professional Content Area” - Coursework which includes, but is not limited to, the following curricular areas:
N.Y. Edu. Law § 6731
N.Y. Comp. Codes R. tit. §52.43
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