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What is a Physical Therapist?

Physical Therapists - or PTs – are movement experts. Our goal is to help provide you with strategies to improve your quality of life.

What Physical Therapist do

We examine patients and then based upon our findings develop a treatment plan that is individualized to help meet your needs. This can include improving your ability to move, reduce or manage pain, aid with return to function, and prevent future problems. We provide prescribed exercises, hands-on care, and patient education.

As Physical Therapists, we have the ability to provide treatment for all ages, in different settings (hospitals, schools, homes, outpatient clinics), and for a variety of conditions.

Conditions that can be managed with Physical Therapy:

Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists can help play a vital role in your care spanning from the preventative to rehabilitative spectrum of your journey. As physical therapists we work with your health care team to optimize your health with conservative methods such as exercise, dry needling, manual (hands-on) techniques, and neuromuscular reeducation.

What goes into becoming a Physical Therapist?

Did you know that Physical Therapy is currently a Doctoral degree? Requirements include earning a bachelor’s degree prior to education at a certified three-year post-professional PT program. Physical Therapy students take a variety of classes including anatomy and physiology, movement science, research, pharmacology, neuroscience, and must complete 3 x 3 month clinical internships. In addition, successful passing of the state licensure exam is required prior to practicing independently. In other words, your PTs are well trained and have a lot of knowledge to share with you. As movement experts our goal is to help provide you with tools to be able to participate in your everyday life with minimal to no limitations.

Fun Fact: October is National Physical Therapy month! Go out and #ChoosePT

 

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