Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

General Practice of Physical and Occupational Therapy

No person shall practice or offer to practice physical therapy and occupational therapy in the Philippines as defined in this Act, without the prescription of a duly registered physician and a valid certificate of registration as a physical therapist or an occupational therapist, as the case may be issued by the Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

A person shall be deemed to be practicing physical therapy within the meaning of this Act, who for a fee or other consideration applies or advises the use of heat, cold, light, electricity or other means for the treatment or prevention of disorders or neuro-muscular or musculoskeletal systems of the human body or subject a patient to passive mobilization or physical rehabilitation procedures repeatedly.

A person shall be deemed to be practicing occupational therapy within the meaning of this Act, who for a fee or other consideration, applies or advices the use of the treatment or prevention of disorders of the physical or psychological formation of the human body, or subjects a patient to occupational therapy procedures repeatedly.




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