An Overview Of Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty that includes the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with limitations in functional mobility. Physical therapy services are provided by physical therapists, who are professionals licensed by the state in which they work. Physical therapists (or PTs, as they are commonly called) are required to have a master’s degree or a clinical doctorate degree from an accredited institution and must sit for a licensing exam to practice. Physical therapists who are already practicing and only have a master’s degree can still practice, but all new students of the profession are now required to get a doctorate degree.
Physical therapists are trained to assess your condition and help you regain maximize functional mobility and independence. They use a variety of treatment modalities and techniques to help you move better and feel better; treatment is very personalized.
Choosing physical therapy has been shown to help you recover quickly and safely, and it can save you money due to decreased overall healthcare costs.