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  • Oklahoma Adds Wellness Services to Physical Therapy Practice Act

    Patients and consumers in Oklahoma have expanded options in fitness and wellness services, thanks to a new law that adds these services to the state's physical therapy practice act. Signed by Gov Mary Fallin on Monday, SB 1592 was sponsored by Sen Clark Jolley and Rep Gary Banz. Rep Sean Roberts, PT, MPT, was instrumental in the bill's success, which also was supported by the Patients First Coalition, a group of representatives from the 2 physician associations in the state.


    • It's about time, the time is now across the country, and internationally. Health care must be each individual's self concern, self education and self responsibility, and we can be part of that teaching team with our education as PTs.

      Posted by Phyllis Nickchen, PT on 4/13/2012 9:17 PM

    • It is really sad that physical therapists can continue to expand their scope of practice regularly - with and without information that is actually taught in entry level programs, yet, when other professions attempt to PRACTICE skills that they have been performing for years, "they are not qualified".

      Posted by anonymous on 4/15/2012 9:42 AM

    • In regards to the anonymous post, Physical Therapist are well qualified for fitness and wellness services. A quick look at a Physical Therapy program curriculum would demonstrate the educational background. I personally can not think of a better health care professional to address these areas. Unfortunately, the person is anonymous therefore their educational background is unknown and their opinion is just that.

      Posted by Rowdy Kelly, P.T, C.O.M.T. on 2/7/2013 7:11 PM

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