You’ve heard about physical therapists, but what can they bring to your life? A physical therapist can help you achieve and maintain mobility and quality of life without surgery or prescription medication. With their extensive education, physical therapists help you move forward so that you can get back to daily living. MoveForwardPT.com, brought to you by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), is your source for information about how physical therapy can bring motion to your life.
Find a PT In today’s healthcare system, patients have choices about their care. Did you know that you have the right to choose any physical therapy clinic or be seen by a licensed physical therapist (PT) of your preference? Exercise that right by voicing your preference:
- If your physician refers you to a specific physical therapy clinic, you can still choose another facility or therapist.
- Your referral for PT can be accepted at any PT facility that you choose, depending on your insurance coverage.
APTA has put together a national searchable database to help consumers Find a PT . The database consists of physical therapist members of the APTA for the purpose of finding a physical therapist who is right for you. Physical therapists (PTs) who are members of APTA are bound by the Association’s Code of Ethics and are especially committed to providing competent and compassionate care. PTs must be licensed by the state in which they practice. Find a Physical Therapist Now!
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