This is part three of a series on how COVID-19 is affecting physical therapy. Part one addresses outpatient physical therapy. Part two addresses hospital-based physical therapy. This article is about how the virus has affected students not in their final year of physical therapy school. - Jasmine Marcus, PT, DPT
As hospitals across the world begin to fill up with COVID-positive patients, physical therapists are starting to work with them in increasing numbers.
While the definition of “essential” varies state by state, and doesn’t often specially mention physical therapy, many outpatient clinics are including themselves as essential “healthcare services.”
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