As one who didn’t fully understand the importance of physical therapists until after I’d been in the care of one for several months, I am all for reminding people of their extensive musculoskeletal knowledge and their key role in rehabilitation post-injury/surgery, as well as their ability to work with athletes for conditioning and injury prevention.
The first reason why you should see a PT is below, but I heartily recommend reading the full entry as a reminder of why your relationship with a PT is just as important as the one you have with your general practitioner.
Celebrating PT Month:
Why you should see a physical therapist
In honor of National Physical Therapy Month, we at Physiquality thought it timely to remind readers about the importance of physical therapy. Here are 5 (of the many) reasons you should work with a physical therapist.
- PTs are highly educated musculoskeletal specialists.
Physical therapists are required to complete extensive training — and to earn at least a master’s degree, if not a doctorate — before applying for state licensure. Most PT programs require coursework in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, as well as multiple apprenticeships at physical therapy clinics. Even once a PT graduates and is licensed, many states require continuing clinical education in order to maintain licensure.