What is physical therapy?
Chances are, you’ve heard of physical therapy (PT). Perhaps you have even attended physical therapy as a patient. Maybe a friend or family member has had physical therapy in the past. But if pressed, you might not know how to describe or define physical therapy. That’s no surprise; physical therapy is such a large profession, with so many practice options and settings, that it can be tough to describe what PT truly is at its core!
Meredith Castin, PT, DPT is a physical therapist and co-founder of The Non-Clinical PT, a resource designed to help clinicians leverage their rehab degrees in creative ways. She enjoys writing, snowboarding, rock climbing, recording music, and spending time with her husband and three cats.