Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
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.
Physical therapists provide care for clients in the outpatient setting, schools and at home.
Physical Therapists (PT) can diagnose and treat individuals who have health-related conditions that limit the ability to move and perform functional activities in the individual’s daily lives. The Physical Therapist helps restore movement, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
Signs & Symptoms
Trouble sitting up straight without support
Difficulty walking up stairs
Delayed in gross motor development
Walking only on tip toes
Difficulty crawling or walking
Has trouble jumping, skipping, riding a bike, or playing sports.