Physical therapists (PTs) provide services to patients and clients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or other causes. They plan and carry out programs to help these people gain strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and overall physical functioning. Physical therapists also provide wellness services and programs to lessen pain and to prevent injury. They use lifestyle modification techniques, therapeutic exercises and rehabilitation techniques, heat, cold, electrical stimulation, water, and assistive devices to help their patients. Often physical therapists work as part of a health care or rehabilitation team.
Where to Get Education
Master's or Doctoral completion required for eligibility for national certifying exam