What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function.
- Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities
- Restore, maintain and promote not only optimal physical function, but optimal wellness, fitness and quality of life, as it relates to movement and health
- Prevent the onset, symptoms and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries
- Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd edition, American Physical Therapy Association, Alexandria, Virginia, Jan. 2001
Who are Physical Therapists, per CAPTA Website:
Experts in Human Movement, who examine and diagnose movement impairments and treat individuals with conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities Professionals who restore, maintain and promote overall fitness, health and wellness