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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy, performed by a Physical Therapist or a Physical Therapist Assistant, is a dynamic profession which focuses on the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function.

Physical Therapists

Physical therapists are also known as physiotherapy and physiotherapist.

  • Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical function.
  • Provide services to prevent onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.

Educational Requirements

  • Physical Therapists are professionally educated at the college or university level and are required to be licensed in the state which they practice.

Vision Statement

  • The vision of the Division of Rehabilitation Therapy at Upstate Medical University, is to be the leading provider of rehabilitation services for individuals in the Central New York area and the provider of high quality educational opportunities for affiliates and the community through best practice and quality therapists and assistants.

Mission Statement

  • The mission of the Rehabilitation Division at Upstate Medical University is providing quality rehabilitation therapy services through best practice and providing outstanding educational opportunities for affiliating schools, other health care professionals and the community.