Physical therapy is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention.
Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities.
Restore, maintain, and promote not only optimal physical function but optimal wellness, fitness, and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health.
Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.
The terms “physical therapy” and “physiotherapy,” and the terms “physical therapist” and “physiotherapist,” are synonomous.