What is a Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists are trained in the restoration of physical function and are experts in the assessment and treatment of movement dysfunction.

They have obtained a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree from an accredited university. They are required to pass a national board examination prior to practicing, and must maintain licensure in the state in which they work. Annual continuing education is required as part of the licensing renewal process.

Many therapists specialize in particular forms of therapy or gain experience working with a particular diagnosis.

Woman's physical therapists are certified in lymphedema management