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Physical Therapist Assistant

Are you a 'people' person? Physical therapy could be the career choice for you! The practice of physical therapy is an integral component of health care. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants strive to promote functional independence, with the overall goal of helping individuals to achieve maximum potential as members of society.

Physical therapy is the health profession dedicated to rehabilitation or prevention of disability, injury and disease specifically related to movement and function of the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and integumentary systems of the human body. Physical therapists work with people of all ages and acute and chronic conditions, to detect, assess, prevent, correct, alleviate and eliminate pain, physical impairments, functional limitations and disabilities.

More information can be obtained from the American Physical Therapy Association or from the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia.

Responsible Department: Health Sciences - Physical Therapist Assistant
Program Contact: Kerri Johnson, PT, DPT
Content Contact: Anthony Williams (web representative)
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