Physical Therapist

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6 years
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Physical Therapists work with patients to reduce pain, increase movement, and other physical activities after surgery, injury, or illness.

Physical therapists treat patients through exercise, massage, stretching, heat and cold, or other tools to reduce pain. Physical therapists can work in dedicated physical therapy offices, hospitals, long-term care facilities, or visit patients’ homes.

Physical therapists are required to earn a post-graduate degree, most often a Doctor of Physical Therapy, in addition to a bachelor’s degree.