Physical Therapy is provided by a licensed Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant. Physical therapists (PTs) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAS) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain, improve strength, balance and or restore mobility, in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Physical therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.