Physical therapists are health care professionals who maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and health enabling individuals of all ages to have optimal functioning and quality of life. (American Physical Therapy Association, 2011)
Physical therapists are trusted health care professionals with extensive training in diagnosing and treating conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function. Today’s physical therapists are required to receive specialized training in a variety of sciences and must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the body’s four major systems – musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary (skin) – in order to meet the minimum requirements for state licensure.
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