The Spinecare Team
Physical Therapist: The physical therapist represents a healthcare professional who is experienced and trained to help individuals improve their physical performance and manage their pain. This includes addressing limited mobility, reduced flexibility, muscle weakness, and muscle atrophy. The physical therapist often represents a core member of the rehabilitation team.
Physical therapists entering the profession are required to obtain a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The physical therapist often represents an important member of the spinecare team. The physical therapist may work closely with an occupational therapist to help identify deficiencies and restore function so that the individual can return to the activities of daily living.
For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Physical Therapy Assistant, please refer to the website of the Physical Therapist Assistant at http://www.apta.org/.