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Wyoming Physical Therapy Scope of Practice

How is physical therapy defined in Wyoming?

Examining, evaluating and testing persons with mechanical, physiological or developmental impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or other health or movement related conditions to determine a physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis or plan of treatment and assessing the ongoing effects of intervention.

What is included in the practice of physical therapy?

Alleviating impairments, functional limitations or disabilities by designing, implementing or modifying treatment interventions that may include but are not limited to:

    • Therapeutic exercise;
    • Functional activities in the home;
    • Community or work integration or reintegration;
    • Manual therapy, which includes mobilization and grades I through IV manipulation of joints and soft tissue but does not include grade V manipulations without completion of advanced training requirements as determined by the board;
    • Therapeutic massage;
    • Prescription, application or fabrication of appropriate assistive, adaptive, protective or supportive devices or equipment;
    • Airway clearance techniques;
    • Integumentary protection or repair techniques;
    • Wound care;
    • Application of physical agents or modalities;
    • Mechanical modalities;
    • Patient related instruction.

Reducing the risk of injury, impairment, functional limitation or disability, including the promotion and maintenance of fitness, health and wellness.

What is specifically excluded from the practice?


Are there any specific procedures or modalities regulated by the board?

See Wyoming Procedures and Modalities.


Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-25-101

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