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Physical Therapist (PT)


A “Master of Science” or “Master of Physical Therapy,” or a Ph.D. i.e. Doctorate In areas and fields like rehabilitation, kinesiology, or exercise science and other physiotherapy programs, involving at least 4 years of clinical “Physical Therapy” study and practice credit hours accredited by a nationally recognized certifying body, such as the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and must pass the National Physical Therapy Exam for PTs administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) to obtain licensure; and/or combined with Physical Therapist – On the Job Training (OJT) programs, Apprenticeships, Physical Therapy Healthcare Workforce Job Training or Experience; that include topics and PT practice covering anatomy and physiology, body and skeletal systems, physical therapy, proper body posturing, stretches, massage, yoga, diet, data collection, diseases/conditions that influence effective treatment, medical management and interventions, injury prevention, emergency preparedness, and infection control, equipment, devices, and methodologies, documentation standards, professional ethics, and health information technology.


Entry-level (0-12 months) $ 66,882
Early career (1-4 years) $ 70,076
Mid-career (5-9 years) $ 77,538
Experienced (10+ years) $ 83,643


Physical Therapist is an extremely fulfilling career, in which employment is projected to grow at a blistering 18 percent from 2019 to 2029.


Besides good body systems knowledge, the Physical Therapist must be professional, ethical, “patient-centric”, proactive, agile, and alert with a high degree of patience, perseverance and have great listening, interpersonal, communication skills, compassion, caring, empathy, dexterity, time management & prioritization; and most importantly be extremely flexible and committed to performing the Physical Therapist duties and responsibilities. They are expected to be “patient-centered” and comforting, having a good working knowledge of medical terminology; an expert in physiotherapy, proper body posturing, stretches, massage, yoga, drugs, diet, improving physical functions and fitness, interventions, and devices; be self-organized, and liaise & report effectively and efficiently with the Medical Team and the patient’s household; taking necessary precautions, comforting, and following the health protocols for the good health, fitness, well being, and safety of the patients.


Physical Therapist monitors the health status of the patient with physical ailments or pain while keeping the patient in extreme comfort, and gives appropriate physiotherapy treatments, improving the physical functions and providing quality patient care; besides conducting clinical assessments and reporting. These include patient counseling, physiotherapy proper body posturing, stretches, massage, yoga, diet, drug prescriptions, interventions, and devices used for restoring body part function, reducing symptoms frequency, and preventing injury. They recommend treatment options, courses of action, or modifications to the treatment, ensuring the patient’s progress, safety, and comfort. Seeing the patient walk out with a smile, “pain-free” with complete function and fitness restored is the ultimate goal of a PT. They also participate in patient data collection, health status judgments, and documentation and training PTAs. Besides working at hospitals and clinics, Physical Therapists can set up their own licensed practice.

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