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Physical therapy is about so much more than recovery from injury. While PTs are experts in rehabilitation and habilitation, they have the skillset to help improve overall health and prevent the need for avoidable health care services and costs.

It's no wonder, then, that so many PTs are incorporating health and wellness activities into their practice. The Regulatory Affairs team at APTA receives many queries about what PTs and PTAs can and can't do in this field, particularly with regard to providing physical therapy to Medicare beneficiaries in a fitness facility, gym, or public pool. So, let's answer a few of the most frequently asked questions.

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