Physical therapists are health care professionals who are considered to be movement
specialists. Using a variety of clinical applications, physical therapists help to
restore, maintain and promote physical function. They work in a variety of different
settings including hospitals, clinics, home health providers, schools, work settings,
nursing homes and sports facilities. More detailed information about the role of a
physical therapist can be found on the web site sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).