How do I find a physical therapist?
To find a physical therapist near you who meets your specific needs, ask for a recommendation from your doctor or the physical therapy department of your hospital. You can also contact the American Physical Therapy Association (see below) for a list of certified providers in your area.
Links to Physical Therapy Resources
American Physical Therapy Association Consumer Information
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