A Physical Therapist (commonly referred to as a PT) helps patients with physical injuries regain range of movement. They also provide long term relief for those struggling with disabling conditions, such as lower back pain or arthritis.
Physical Therapists are very hands on with their patients. Typically, they will work one-on-one with their patients for months or even years at a time. Physical Therapists evaluate their patients and then use their expertise to create a plan tailored specially for the patient and their specific needs. As such, it is important for Physical Therapists to provide a pleasant experience for clients as well as paying attention to their verbal and nonverbal behavior.
Physical Therapist responsibilities may include:
Physical injuries can be devastating and severely impact quality of life. In order to provide patients with long term relief, a skilled Physical Therapist will:
In order to practice as a Physical Therapist, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is required. In addition, candidates will need to pass the National Physical Therapy Examination. Certain states will also require Physical Therapists to pass a law exam and criminal background check.
For Physical Therapists seeking advanced education, they may complete a clinical residency program to gain additional training in specialized forms of care. For those who have completed a clinical residency, there is an option to complete a fellowship in an advanced clinical area.START INTERVIEW NOW START INTERVIEW NOW
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