Before position statements are developed, the Board carefully considers scope of
practice as defined by
Board Rule 21 NCAC 48C .0101 PERMITTED PRACTICE (a) Physical therapy is presumed to
acts, tests, procedures, modalities, treatments, or interventions that are routinely
educational programs or in continuing education programs for physical therapists and are
performed in practice settings.
While position statements do not hold the force of law and rules, the Board adopts and publishes
to provide direction and clarity concerning the application of the NC PT Practice Act and Board
physical therapy practice in NC. These position statements are designed for licensees to use as
in everyday clinical and administrative physical therapy practice issues relevant to public
Position statements are not meant to be exhaustive; however, they are reviewed regularly by the
to ensure they reflect prevailing standards of physical therapy practice.