Physical Therapy is a branch of rehabilitative medicine aimed at helping recover or improve patients’ physical abilities.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association:
Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. In order to become a physical therapist you have to attend an accredited physical therapy program and pass a national board.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.