225100000X Taxonomy Code - Physical Therapist

Taxonomy Code

Code: 225100000X

Type: Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers

Classification: Physical Therapist

Specialization: N/A

Level: Level II - Classification

Definition: Physical therapists (PTs) are licensed health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. PTs:
  • Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities.
  • Restore, maintain, and promote not only optimal physical function but optimal wellness and fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health.
  • Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.
  • Treat conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems.
  • Address the negative effects attributable to unique personal and environmental factors as they relate to human performance.
PTs provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. State licensure is required in each state in which a PT practices.


Version: NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 20.1

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2251C2600X Physical Therapist Cardiopulmonary
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2251G0304X Physical Therapist Geriatrics
2251H1200X Physical Therapist Hand
2251H1300X Physical Therapist Human Factors
2251N0400X Physical Therapist Neurology
2251P0200X Physical Therapist Pediatrics
2251S0007X Physical Therapist Sports
2251X0800X Physical Therapist Orthopedic

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