Taxonomy Code 2251X0800X
Physical Therapist Orthopedic

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Taxonomy Code
2251X0800X
Grouping:Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers
Classification:Physical Therapist
Specialization:Orthopedic
Code Level:Level III - Area of Specialization
Definition:A licensed physical therapist, including but not limited to an individual who is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, who has demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill in human anatomy and physiology, movement science; pathology/pathophysiology, pain science, medical and surgical considerations, orthopaedic physical therapy theory and practice, and critical inquiry for evidence-based practice.
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65 - Physical Therapist in Private Practice
Notes:Source: American Physical Therapy Association [1/1/2020: definition added] Additional resources: http://www.abpts.org/uploadedFiles/ABPTSorg/Specialist_Certification/DSP/DSP-Orthopaedics.pdf
Version:NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 22.1
Last Updated:July 01, 2022
100% Individuals
0% Organizations
53% Female
47% Male
100% Individual Providers (12455)0% Medical Organizations (2,102)53% Female Providers (6609)47% Male Providers (5846)

The code 2251X0800X is the health care provider taxonomy code for physical therapist grouped under respiratory, developmental, rehabilitative and restorative service providers with a specialization in orthopedic. NPI records indicate a total of 14,557 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is orthopedic of which 6,609 are registered as females, 5,846 registered as males and 2,102 are organizations.

2251X0800X is a Level III - Area of Specialization taxonomy code used to describe a health care provider that chooses to pracice specific services. For instance, the area of specialization of Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers providers is determined by the Subspecialty Certificates issued by the different national boards. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.


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