How can a physical therapist help me?
Physical therapists are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who examine, evaluate, and treat patients whose conditions limit their ability to move and function in daily life.
Your physical therapist's overall goal is to maintain, restore, or improve your mobility and help reduce your pain.
Physical therapists are experts in physical movement and performance and can improve the lives of people through instruction and education on proper body functions.
They can teach people how to avoid injury by incorporating personalized, safe, healthy exercise, and activity into daily lives.
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YOU DON'T NEED A REFERRAL TO SEE YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPIST
In California, you can make an appointment with a physical therapist without a physician referral.
Physical therapists are experts at how to avoid potential injuries. Proper stretching, along with appropriate lifting and strengthening techniques, must be practiced to escape injuries that could become lifelong problems.