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Wyoming OT Scope of Practice

How is occupational therapy defined in Wyoming?

The therapeutic use of occupations including everyday life activities with individuals, groups, populations or organizations to support participation, performance and function in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community and other settings.

The provision of services for habilitation, rehabilitation and the promotion of health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation or participation restriction.

Addressing the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory-perceptual and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts and environments to support engagement in occupations, contexts and environments that affect physical and mental health, well-being and quality of life.

Performing the tasks of occupational therapy through personal interaction or appropriate use of telecommunication services and other communication technologies.

Performing the tasks of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant commensurate with his education, training and experience.

What is included in the practice of occupational therapy?

The practice of occupational therapy which includes:

    • The evaluation of factors affecting activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure and social participation;
    • The use of methods or approaches to direct the process of interventions; and
    • The use of interventions and procedures to promote or enhance safety and performance in activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure and social participation.

What is specifically excluded from the practice?

N/A

Are there any special trainings or requirements?

Wyoming OT Physical Agent Modalities

Wyoming OT Dry Needling

Reference

Wyo. Stat. Ann. ยง 33-40-102

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