Physical Therapy

Physical therapists work in a variety of healthcare settings and help their patients improve mobility and alleviate pain. Read on to learn about the education, training and other requirements needed to pursue a career in this field.

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Physical therapists educate patients and their families about their condition and treatment. They may help patients with fractures or sports-related injuries or assist patients who have medical conditions, such as cerebral palsy. They work with their patients to form both preventative and treatment plans. Some patients undergo physical therapy as an alternative to surgical processes. Physical therapists should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to professionally communicate with their patients and show compassion for others.

Physical therapists can work in hospitals, individual and family services, physicians' offices, nursing care facilities and home health care services. Therapists can open private practices or find job opportunities in academic settings. Check out the Study.com articles below to learn more about your career and educational options and decide if this career path is right for you.

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