Byline: Rachel Baruch Yackley Daily Herald Correspondent
"It's a hands-on kind of job"
Physical therapists, referred to as "PTs," work with clients to help restore, maintain, and promote the overall fitness and health of patients with physical disabilities, or who are recovering from injury or illness.
PTs provide services to accident victims; people with disabling conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy; as well as a patients recovering from a wide range of ailments.
Some PTs specialize in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy.
Typical of most allied health care occupations, PTs familiarize themselves with the patients' medical history, then administer a series of tests which measure patients' …