Physical therapists treat individuals throughout the lifespan. Many patients have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that need treatment. Additionally, PTs also care for people who simply want to become healthier and to prevent future problems.
Physical therapists examine each person and then develop a treatment plan to improve his or her ability to move, reduce or manage pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
Physical therapists can have a profound affect on people’s lives. They help people achieve fitness goals, regain or maintain their independence, and lead active lives.