What is Physical Therapy:  

 http://www.ATPA.org

 

Who Are Physical Therapists?

Physical therapists (PTs) are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.
 

Physical therapists teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they can achieve long-term health benefits.

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.