Physical Therapist

What is a Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists provide services that restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. They work with a range of ages, acute and chronic conditions. You will find Physical Therapists in hospitals, rehab centers, outpatient clinics, long term care facilities, senior living communities, school-based and home settings! To become a Physical Therapist, you must earn a doctorate degree from an accredited physical therapy program and pass a state licensure exam. If you are an undergraduate or student working towards your doctorate, click here to learn more about our student program.  

According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), “Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to people at the end of life. Many patients have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that need treatment. But PTs also care for people who simply want to become healthier and to prevent future problems. Physical therapists examine each person and then develops a treatment plan to improve their ability to move, reduce or manage pain, restore function, and prevent disability.”
FOX physical therapists are among the most highly trained and competent in the industry. A unique focus on older adults, support of a Quality Assurance and Professional Development department, and evidence-based approaches equal clinical excellence in practice. FOX physical therapists assess and address the various components of patients’ mobility and seek to improve their quality of life. Therapy is provided in the comfort of the patient’s home environment and specifically addresses any difficulties in daily routine.