About Physical Therapy

Did You Know?

Your Physical Therapist attended university for 4 to 7 years to become a trained professional. They are trained to assess, diagnose and treat muscle or joint problems. They also assess, treat and assist in management of breathing, heart, nerve and circulation conditions.

"Experienced physical therapists have a higher level of knowledge in managing muscle and bone problems than students, physician interns and residents, and all physician specialists except for orthopaedists. 1"

Did Your Physical Therapist...

  • Get your consent before your assessment and treatment?
  • Explain what they were doing?
  • Answer your questions?
  • Refer you to another care provider if they could not help you?

1. Childs, J.D. et al; A description of physical therapists knowledge in managing musculoskeletal conditions . BMC Musculoskelet. Disord. 2005 June 17;6:32.