What is Physical Therapy?
Who are Physical Therapists?
What qualifies a Physical Therapist (PT) as an “expert”?
What kind of service can I expect at VPT?

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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is the study of human movement.

Who are Physical Therapists?

Physical Therapists are experts in movement dysfunctions whether they are due to musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiopulmonary or integumentary impairments.

What qualifies a Physical Therapist (PT) as an “expert”?

Physical Therapists are currently educated at a post-baccalaureate level with all programs offering a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) by 2015. In the past physical therapists were educated at a masters level, baccalaureate level and prior to that obtained a certificate for licensure.

After graduation from an accredited program, candidates must pass a state-administered national exam. Other requirements for physical therapy practice vary from state to state according to physical therapy practice acts or state regulations governing physical therapy. To learn more about practice regulations in California go to www.ptb.ca.gov.

What kind of service can I expect at VPT?

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