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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a health care profession where physical therapists provide services that aim to prevent and/or treat conditions for all ages that result from injury, disease, and other causes. Physical therapists are members of a healthcare team working with the patient and their families in collaboration with other health care providers such as physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists.

Where Do Physical Therapists Work?

Physical therapists practice closely with other health care personnel in settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, inpatient rehabilitation, community health centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, corporate and industrial health centers, sports facilities, research institutions, and colleges and universities.

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