Physical Therapy is an exciting field to study and to work in. We love working with Physical Therapists
and help create long lasting rewarding careers for both Job Seekers and Employers.
The American Physical Therapy Association defines the "Role of a Pysical Therapist" like this:
Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages,
from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit
their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to
move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals
to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs
for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private
practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work
settings, and nursing homes. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist
Further, APTA says this about "The Physical Therapy Profession":
Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and
widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical
function. For more than 750,000 people every day in the United States, physical therapists:
- Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities.
- Restore, maintain, and promote not only optimal physical function but optimal wellness and
fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health.
- Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and
disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.
The terms "physical therapy" and "physiotherapy," and the terms "physical therapist" and "physiotherapist,"
They have more to say about this subject so please visit their site at: www.apta.org
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