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I know that for certifications in physical therapy, there's various ways to attain the required proficiency, whether it's clinical experience, didactics, continuing education or both.

So if for instance a physical therapist wants to get certified to be a specialist in neurology and they previously were a neurologist or had a phd in neuroscience, can they use that education and experience to meet some of the qualifications for the physical therapy neurology certification?
 

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I know that for certifications in physical therapy, there's various ways to attain the required proficiency, whether it's clinical experience, didactics, continuing education or both.

So if for instance a physical therapist wants to get certified to be a specialist in neurology and they previously were a neurologist or had a phd in neuroscience, can they use that education and experience to meet some of the qualifications for the physical therapy neurology certification?
No. Being a neurologist or having a PhD in neurology is not the actual practice of physical therapy. Good news is that the requirements are not difficult to obtain. Check out the ABPTS website.
 
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