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Physical therapy

Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the allied health professions that, by using mechanical force and movements (bio-mechanics or kinesiology), manual therapy, exercise therapy and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function. Physical therapy is used to improve a patient's quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis and physical intervention. It is performed by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in many countries).

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Physical therapy works with exercises, messages, electrical stimulation, paraffin baths, hot and cold packs, traction, and ultrasound. The hours the PT's or physical therapists work vary from the facility. PT's assistances held about 109,900 jobs in 2008. 72% of these jobs were held in offices of other health practitioners and in hospitals. many worked in nursing care facilities, home healthcare services, and outpatient care centers. in 2009 there were 223 accredited programs, which usually last 2 years and culminate in an associates degree.

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