Title: Physical Therapist
• Help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients with injuries or disease.
• Take the patient’s/client’s history and conduct a systems review, and perform tests and measures such as strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function, to identify potential and existing problems.
• Determine a patient diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of care that describes evidence-based treatment strategies and the anticipated functional outcomes.
• Educate patients and families of all the possibilities and keep patients motivated during therapy.
• Track progress and report it to patients and their families.
• Physical Therapist Educational Program
• Master of Physical Therapy Degree
• Requires Bachelor’s Degree
Licensure or Certification:
• National Physical Therapy Exam
• Many physical therapist start small. They begin their career in clinics so they can gain some work experience. They gradually move up to hospitals. It depends on the individual if they prefer working in an environment such as a hospital or if they rather work with the elderly or more sports medicine.
• Job outlook is outstanding. It is in high demand many doctors and other medical professionals recommend physical therapy as a healthy alternative to surgery and prescription drugs.
1. New York