Physical Therapists

Physical therapy is not a subspecialty of the medical profession and physical therapists are not medical doctors; we are a separate profession that provides a unique service that physicians are unable and untrained to provide - APTA 2009

Physical Therapists

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The Art of Physical Therapy

Working in health care involves years of education and training for most professions, a lot of which involves learning about science and hands-on skills. Some of it involves learning about psychology and collaboration with other professionals.

However, there are some aspects of being a health care professional, and specifically a physical therapist that can't be taught. No professor, textbook, or lab can teach these skills.

It's these traits that make a good physical therapist into a great physical therapist:

Relating to the patient's situation

When patients come to you they want their pain alleviated…

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