Physical Therapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries to promote a return to function and independent living. Physical Therapy incorporates both exercise and functional training. Exercise restores motion and strength while functional training facilitates a return to daily activities, work, or sports.
Physical Therapy also incorporates many other aspects of intervention which include modalities, manual techniques, neuromuscular training and more. You can find physical therapists in many settings such as hospitals, schools, nursing homes, private clinics, work sites and even your home.
Physical Therapy specialties include wound and burn care, pediatrics, sports, geriatrics, occupational medicine and more.
To learn more about physical therapy, visit the American Physical Therapy Association.