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.