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Registered Physical Therapist

All qualified physical therapists must have completed an accredited physical therapy education program and passed the required licensure exam.
Physical therapists are needed in many areas of the medical field to treat and assist patients of all ages and abilities in orthopedic treatment center, hospital and rehabilitation clinic settings. Generally, physical therapists provide a variety of medical services to help individuals who have been injured or physically affected by illness to recover or improve function. A physical therapist must be able to evaluate a patient’s condition and devise a customized physical rehabilitation and treatment plan to enhance strength, flexibility, range of motion, motor control, and reduce any pain, discomfort and swelling the patient is experiencing. The various job responsibilities for a physical therapist are often physically demanding and require that most therapists be in good physical condition.