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Physical Therapy Assistant

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

To locate and learn about physical therapy assistant who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.

Educational Partners

To learn more about your spine. spinehealth, and available spinecare go to the International Spine Assocition (ISA) at The primary mission of the ISA is to improve spinehealth and spinecare through education. The ISA is committed to disseminating need-to-know information throught the World Wide Web in numerous languages covering many topics related to the spine, including information about spine disorders, spine heath, advances in technology and available spinecare

All health information posted on the site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written or reviewed and appoved by the American Acedemy of Spine Physicians and/or International Spine Association physicians or health professionals unless otherwise specified.

The information provided on this site is designed to support. not replace,
the relationship that exists between patient/site visitor and his/her physician.