Also referred to as: Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT), Physical Therapist (PT), PT
Requirements and Responsibilities

Physical Therapist evaluates and treats patients suffering from a physical disability due to injury, disease or surgery. Establishes treatment plans and treats patients using a variety of methods, including exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients' pain and help them increase their mobility. Being a Physical Therapist works cooperatively with physicians, case managers, and insurance adjusters. May supervise physical therapy assistants, aides, and athletic trainers. Additionally, Physical Therapist requires a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT). Typically reports to a manager. Requires state license to practice physical therapy. Physical Therapist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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