A Doctor of Physical Therapy is a Physical Therapist with expanded skills and training to meet today’s clinical challenges. A Doctor of Physical Therapy has completed Post-Baccalaureate 3-4 year degree which is conferred upon successful completion of the professional doctoral program and state licensure examination. After completing a DPT program the doctor of Physical Therapy may continue training in a residency and then fellowship. A Doctor of Physical Therapy is the “Practitioner of Choice” to whom consumers have direct access for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities related to movement, function and health.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy works closely with your physician through examination and evaluation of individuals with musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, integumentarty (skin), and Neuromuscular problems and the provisions and supervision of all interventions within the plan of care.