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What is a Physical Therapist?


By Jenn Anderson

As a physical therapist I get a lot of questions about our profession and training. Click here to see a full article where you can learn more about physical therapists training, level of education, and what we are good at treating. 
 
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Did you know that most physical therapists have their doctorate in Physical Therapy?  This means 3 years of graduate school work following an undergraduate degree.  Physical therapists receive an extensive education in anatomy, physiology, and neurology.  I spent 2 summers of my physical therapy education in an anatomy lab!