Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care ptrofessionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility- in many cases without expensive surger and often reducing the need for long-term use of medications and their side effects.

Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness-and wellness- oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.