Physical therapy services are provided to students who require the skilled intervention of a physical therapist in order to participate in their education, including accessing the curriculum and the physical environment of the school.
It is possible that a student may have a medical diagnosis or a gross motor delay, but it may not adversely affect their performance at school. Children who may qualify for outpatient therapy services may not qualify for school-based PT services. Students who are currently receiving physical therapy from an outpatient therapy facility should continue with their outpatient therapy. School-based physical therapy is not a replacement for medical-based, outpatient therapy.