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Prephysical Therapy

Physical therapists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders that may impair or prevent normal function of an individual. To this end, physical therapists are trained to identify a vast range of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders and employ specialized strategies to alleviate pain and/or enhance strength, endurance, flexibility, and range of motion. They also provide instruction to patients and their families and supervise physical therapy assistants and aides.