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Wyoming OT Physical Agent Modalities

“Physical agent modalities” refers to techniques that produce a response in soft tissue through the use of light, water, temperature, sound, or electricity.

An OT or an OTA may use physical agent modalities in conjunction with, or in immediate preparation for, occupational therapy services under the following conditions:

    • The OT or OTA must complete six (6) hours of post professional education in the appropriate use of physical agent modalities.
    • The OT or OTA must complete five (5) supervised direct patient treatments of each modality demonstrating the appropriate use of each physical agent modalities.

The OT or OTA must retain documentation that they completed the required five (5) supervised direct patient treatments and the modality used.

The supervisor must be a person licensed to practice occupational therapy and who meets the criteria set above.


083.0001.3 Wyo. Code R. Ch. 3 ยง 5

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