Physical therapists examine patients and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. They provide therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques, such as joint and soft tissue mobilization, or treatments such as ultrasound, taping, or electrical stimulation. Additionally, they teach patients how to prevent or manage their conditions so they will achieve long-term health benefits.Explore this career outside the Military
Physical therapists work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and other medical facilities.
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Physical Therapists in the Military
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Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for physical therapists primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Physical therapists often have the opportunity to teach, research, and learn at various health education programs. Like other officers working in healthcare, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, orientation to military structure, healthcare and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.Read More
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