Physical Therapy

What is it?:
Physical Therapy is a medical profession in which practitioners provide care to people who have impaired movement.
     
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Who receives physical therapy?:

Physical therapists work with anyone possessing any injury that inhibit their movement.  Patients can be any age.                      

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Where do Physical therapists work?:

Physical therapists work in many different locations including:
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What tools do Physical therapists use?:
Physical therapists use may different tools and techniques to heal and strengthen injured areas:
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APTA Physical Therapy Careers Video

See paper on physical therapy technology.

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“Physical Therapy Exercises”. About.com. About.com, n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2010. <http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/exercises/Physical_Therapy_Exercises.htm>

“The Role of a Physical Therapist”. Apta.org. APTA, 06 Aug. 2010. Web. 11 Dec 2010. <http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Student_Resources&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=70215>