Day in the Life
therapists practice in hospitals, clinics, and private offices that have
specially equipped facilities. They also treat patients in hospital rooms,
homes, or schools.
These jobs can be physically demanding because therapists
often have to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, and stand for long periods. In
addition, physical therapists move heavy equipment and lift patients or
help them turn, stand, or walk.
Most full-time physical therapists work a 40-hour week; some
work evenings and weekends to fit their patients' schedules. About 27
percent of physical therapists worked part-time.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor