Mission Statement

To help protect the public health, safety and welfare through the licensure and regulation of physical therapists in Idaho.

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The "practice of physical therapy" means the exercise of the profession of physical therapy by a person who engages in examining, evaluating and testing individuals with mechanical, physiological and developmental impairments, functional limitations, and disability or other health and movement related conditions in order to determine a diagnosis for physical therapy and prognosis for physical therapy, plan of therapeutic intervention, and to assess the ongoing effects of intervention.

Practice includes alleviating impairments and functional limitations by designing, implementing and modifying therapeutic interventions that include, but are not limited to: therapeutic exercise; functional mobility training in self-care and in-home, community or work reintegration; manual therapy; assistive, adaptive, protective and supportive devices and equipment; bronchopulmonary hygiene; debridement and wound care; physical agents or modalities; mechanical and electrotherapeutic modalities; and patient related instruction; and to reduce the risk of injury, impairment, functional limitation, and disability, including the promotion and maintenance of fitness, health, and quality of life in all age populations. The practice of physical therapy shall not include the use of radiology, surgery or medical diagnosis of disease. Physical therapy may also include engaging in administration, consultation, testing, education and research as related to the practice.

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants are regulated in Idaho and are required to be licensed.

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