What is a Physical Therapist?


Physical therapists are health care professionals who diagnose and treat patients with health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and affect their day-to-day living activities. They examine the patient and help develop a plan to reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.

Working with a physical therapist helps patients return to their optimal health.

Common reasons for seeking physical therapy

  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports injuries

  • Post surgeries (i.e. total knee replacements, total hip replacement and back surgeries)

  • Muscle strains and sprains

  • Back and neck pain

  • Shoulder and elbow injuries

  • Hip and knee injuries

  • Ankle and foot injuries

  • Dizziness and balance problems