The Physical Therapy Practice Act of the State of Idaho defines Physical Therapy as:
The “practice of physical therapy” means the exercise of the profession of physical therapy by a person who engages in the following health care activities:
(a) 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.
(c) Engaging in administration, consultation, testing, education and research as related to paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection.
See Idaho Administrative Code 24.13.01, Section 08:
- Testing. (3-19-07)
- Standard methods and techniques used in the practice of physical therapy to gather data about individuals including: (3-19-07)
- Electrodiagnostic and electrophysiological measurements; (3-19-07)
- Assessment or evaluation of muscle strength, force, endurance and tone;(3-19-
- Peripheral nerve function integrity; (3-19-07)
- Specifically excluded are the ordering of electromyographic study, electrocardiography, thermography, invasive vascular study, selective injection tests, or complex cardiac or respiratory function studies without consultation and direction of a physician.