Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical
and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in restoring,
maintaining, and promoting optimal physical function. Physical
therapists help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement,
activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and
enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services
prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of body functions and
structures, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.
Physical therapy is provided for individuals of all ages who have or may
develop impairments, activity limitations, and participation
restrictions related to:
(1) Conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems or,
(2) The negative effects attributable to unique personal and environmental factors as they relate to human performance.