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Physical Therapy Program
(This program is only offered in the Summer each year)
Physical therapists work to diagnose and manage movement dysfunction; restore, maintain and promote optimal physical function; promote wellness and fitness; and prevent the onset and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities due to various diseases, injuries, conditions or disorders. They perform examination, evaluation, and the establishment of a diagnosis and a prognosis in order to determine the most appropriate intervention(s) for patients/clients with neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular/ pulmonary and integumentary disorders.
Physical therapist intervention involves coordination, communication and documentation; patient/client-related instruction; and procedural interventions. These interventions are chosen on the basis of patient examination and re-examination findings and the goals and expected outcomes of a particular patient/client diagnostic group.