225100000X Taxonomy Code - Physical Therapist

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Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers

Physical Therapist


NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 17.1

(1) Physical therapists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat people with health problems resulting from injury or disease. PT's assess joint motion, muscle strength and endurance, function of heart and lungs, and performance of activities required in daily living, among other responsibilities. Treatment includes therapeutic exercises, cardiovascular endurance training, and training in activities of daily living. (2) A physical therapist is a person qualified by an accredited program in physical therapy, licensed by the state, and practicing within the scope of that license. Physical therapists treat disease, injury, or loss of a bodily part by physical means, such as the application of light, heat, cold, water, electricity, massage and exercise. They develop treatment plans based upon each patient's strengths, weaknesses, range of motion and ability to function. (3) A health professional who specializes in physical therapy- the health care field concerned primarily with the treatment of disorders with physical agents and methods, such as massage, manipulation, therapeutic exercises, cold, heat (including short-wave, microwave, and ultrasonic diathermy), hydrotherapy, electric stimulation and light to assist in rehabilitating patients and in restoring normal function after an illness or injury.

Level II - Classification

Related Taxonomy Codes

No. Taxonomy Code Taxonomy Clasification Taxonomy Specialization
1 2251C2600X Physical Therapist Cardiopulmonary
2 2251E1200X Physical Therapist Ergonomics
3 2251E1300X Physical Therapist Electrophysiology, Clinical
4 2251G0304X Physical Therapist Geriatrics
5 2251H1200X Physical Therapist Hand
6 2251H1300X Physical Therapist Human Factors
7 2251N0400X Physical Therapist Neurology
8 2251P0200X Physical Therapist Pediatrics
9 2251S0007X Physical Therapist Sports
10 2251X0800X Physical Therapist Orthopedic

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