Physical Therapists work with people who have a temporary or permanent disability or pain due to injury, disease, old age, accident, or birth injury.
Physical Therapists (PT):
- Develop and deliver appropriate treatment programs for pain relief
- Prevention of deformity
- Improvement of strength
- Development of coordination and increase in functional ability
Treatment may involve exercise, in conjunction with the application of heat, cold, water, electricity, ultrasound, traction and/or massage. Their work is often closely coordinated with that of the occupational therapist, because both fields involve training patients to improve their motor abilities.
CSU does not have a Physical Therapist Professional program. Health Professions Advisors work with any CSU student interested in pursuing a PT program.
Physical Therapy Occupational Outlook from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics