What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who provide therapy to patients to improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit physical disabilities resulting from injuries or disease. A primary goal of PTs is to help patients restore and maintain their overall fitness for a healthy, active lifestyle. PTs work with a variety of patients in many different settings. This may include children, athletes, elderly, and veterans, and be located at out-patient clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and schools.