What is a Physical Therapist?

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Physical Therapy SessionPhysical therapists (PTs) diagnose and treat people of all ages with medical or other health-related problems that limit their physical ability to move. PTs practice in hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, private practice, and other settings

Some physical therapists are

McKenzie Method®

practitioners. Cert. MDT or Dip. MDT designates the practitioner is credentialed by the McKenzie Institute. Although most practitioners are physical therapists, many physicians and chiropractors practice the method.

Updated on: 12/22/15
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Physical Therapist Education and Training
Graeme Keys, PT, Dip MDT
This article was reviewed by Graeme Keys, PT, Dip MDT, COMT.
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Physical Therapist Education and Training

Some physical therapists pursue advanced training and certification in areas such as geriatic, neurologic, orthopaedic, and sports care.
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