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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a highly licensed professional who helps patients reduce pain and improve and restore mobility. They develop a plan using treatment techniques. They will help people move, reduce pain, and restore function.


To become a physical therapist you must have a graduate degree before taking National License Exam. You can have either a masters or Clinical doctorate. The license requirement after graduation is you must pass a state board national exam. To get in Physical Therapy school you need to have some of the these core subjects such as Biology, Math, Chemistry, Anatomy, and Statistics.


Schools in Alabama and Georgia that offer Physical Therapy programs.Alabama State in Montgomery, Alabama, University of Alabama in Birmingham, University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. There are schools in Georgia that have physical therapy programs. Emory University, Georgia State University, Mercer University, and Armstrong Atlantic State University all located in Atlanta, Georgia.


Physical Therapist work in hospitals, out patient clinics, private practice, nursing homes, schools, sports fitness facilities, hospice and homes. They earn about $80,000 depending on where they work.

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