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Definition of Physical therapist

Physical therapist: A person who is trained and certified by a state or accrediting body to design and implement physical therapy programs. Abbreviated PT. PTs may work in hospitals or clinics, in schools that provide assistance to special education students, or as independent practitioners.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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