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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can physical therapists perform surgery?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Peter Hwang
15 years experience
No: No, physical therapy cannot, and should not, perform surgery. Surgery is way beyond the scope of their practice.
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