2013 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 33 - PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER 25 - PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
33-25-101. Definitions.


WY Stat § 33-25-101 (2013) What's This?

33-25-101. Definitions.

(a) As used in this act:

(i) "Physical therapy" or "physiotherapy" means the care and services provided by or under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist or physiotherapist who is licensed pursuant to this act. The practice of physical therapy includes:

(A) 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;

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

(I) Therapeutic exercise;

(II) Functional activities in the home;

(III) Community or work integration or reintegration;

(IV) 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;

(V) Therapeutic massage;

(VI) Prescription, application or fabrication of appropriate assistive, adaptive, protective or supportive devices or equipment;

(VII) Airway clearance techniques;

(VIII) Integumentary protection or repair techniques;

(IX) Wound care;

(X) Application of physical agents or modalities;

(XI) Mechanical modalities;

(XII) Patient related instruction.

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

(ii) "Physical therapist" or "physiotherapist" means a person who is licensed to practice physical therapy pursuant to this act;

(iii) "Board" means the Wyoming board of physical therapy as established under the provisions of this act;

(iv) "Applicant" means any individual who submits a completed application to the board for issuance of a physical therapist license or a physical therapist assistant certificate;

(v) "Physical therapist assistant" means an individual who is certified pursuant to this act and who assists a licensed physical therapist in lawfully delegated components of physical therapy subject to the provisions of this act and rules and regulations of the board;

(vi) "Physical therapy services" means the care and services provided by a licensed physical therapist or a certified physical therapist assistant pursuant to this act;

(vii) "Consultation using telecommunication" means the provision of professional or expert opinion or advice to a physical therapist or other health care provider using telecommunication or computer technology from a distant location. It includes the review or transfer of patient records or related information using audio, video or data communications;

(viii) "Jurisdiction" means the states, districts, territories or possessions of the United States;

(ix) "On site supervision" means the supervising physical therapist or physical therapist assistant is continuously present in the facility where the supervised services are provided, is immediately available to the person being supervised and maintains continued involvement in each treatment session;

(x) "Physical therapy aide" means a person trained under the direction of a licensed physical therapist who performs designated and supervised components of care related to physical therapy;

(xi) "Physical therapy diagnosis" means a systematic examination process that culminates in assigning a diagnostic label identifying the primary dysfunction towards which physical therapy treatment will be directed, but shall not include a medical diagnosis or a diagnosis of disease;

(xii) "This act" means W.S. 33-25-101 through 33-25-116.

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