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South Carolina PT Scope of Practice
How is physical therapy defined in South Carolina?
"The practice of physical therapy" means the evaluation and treatment of human beings to detect, assess, prevent, correct, alleviate, and limit physical disability, bodily malfunction, and pain from injury, disease, and any other bodily or mental condition.
What is included in the practice of physical therapy?
Physical therapy includes:
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
The use of roentgen rays and radium for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes and the use of electricity for surgical purposes, including cauterization and colonic irrigations, are not authorized under the term "physical therapy", and nothing shall be construed to authorize a physical therapist to prescribe medications or order laboratory or other medical tests.
Are there any special trainings or requirements?
S.C. Code Ann. § 40-45-20