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Healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat patients of all ages who have health or medical problems that limit their ability to move and function in their daily lives are called Physical Therapists. The Physical Therapist will examine the patient and develop a treatment plan to improve their ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. The PT also helps the patient to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by educating the patient in fitness and wellness oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

The Physical Therapist responsibilities may include:

Assessment and recording of patient history

Perform tests and measures to identify potential and existing problems

Diagnose and manage movement issues and dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities.

Restore, maintain and promote optimal physical function and optimal wellness and fitness to improve the patient’s quality of life regarding movement and health.

a treatment plan to improve their ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. The PT also helps the patient to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by educating the patient in fitness and wellness oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

The Physical Therapist responsibilities may include:

Assessment and recording of patient history

Perform tests and measures to identify potential and existing problems

Diagnose and manage movement issues and dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities.

Restore, maintain and promote optimal physical function and optimal wellness and fitness to improve the patient’s quality of life regarding movement and health.

Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities resulting from disorders, conditions, diseases or injuries.

PTs play an essential role in the health care industry today and play important roles in rehabilitation, prevention, health maintenance and programs promoting wellness, health and fitness. Physical therapists have a positive impact on the patient’s quality of life.

To have a Nursing License is very important. Following are the States which have Physical Therapy License Boards and Associations.

Physical Therapy - State Licensing Boards
•  Alabama •  Maine •  Puerto Rico
•  Alaska •  Maryland •  Rhode Island
•  Arizona •  Massachusetts •  South Carolina
•  Arkansas •  Michigan •  South Dakota
•  California •  Minnesota •  Tennessee
•  Colorado •  Mississippi •  Texas
•  Connecticut •  Missouri •  Utah
•  Delaware •  Montana •  Vermont
•  District Columbia •  Nebraska •  Virgin Islands
•  Florida •  Nevada •  Virginia
•  Georgia •  New Hampshire •  Washington
•  Guam •  New Jersey •  West Virginia
•  Hawaii •  New Mexico •  Wisconsin
•  Idaho •  New York •  Wyoming
•  Illinois •  North Carolina  
•  Indiana •  North Dakota  
•  Iowa •  Ohio  
•  Kansas •  Oklahoma  
•  Kentucky •  Oregon  
•  Louisiana •  Pennsylvania  
     
Physical Therapy- Associations
•  American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
•  Doctor of Physical Therapy Visionary Foundation
•  Connecticut Physical Therapy Association (CPTA)
•  Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
•  Illinois Physical Therapy Association
•  Missouri Physical Therapy Association
•  Nebraska Physical Therapy Association NPTA)
•  Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA)
•  Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
•  Tennessee Physical Therapy Association
•  Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)
•  Virginia Physical Therapy Association (VPTA)

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