Physical Therapists/Spine Manipulation without Physicians

nc-stampHB 187 – Modernize Physical Therapy Practice

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Nelson Dollar (R – Wake), Rep. John Torbett (R – Gaston), Rep. Susan Martin (R – Wilson),  Rep. Josh Dobson (R – Avery)

SB 176 – Modernize Physical Therapy Practice

Primary Sponsor: Sen. Louis Pate (R – Wayne)

This bill has been filed in both the House and Senate. This bill would alter the definition of physical therapy to include all spine manipulation without a prescription from a physician licensed to practice medicine in NC.  In the past, physical therapists have sought to perform additional services like dry needling.  This, too, would change physical therapist’s current scope of practice.


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