Debunking Myths about Physical Therapy

November 3, 2015

Physical therapists (PTs) are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. There are many myths surrounding physical therapy, some of which are discussed in the article below. Myths and misunderstandings can interfere with your health if it prevents you from seeking treatment. This article debunks the common myths associated with physical therapy so you can consider physical therapy as a treatment option in order to improve your quality of life.

Read about the top 7 Myths of Physical Therapy here.  Note: While you can receive an evaluation from a physical therapist without a referral in Missouri, a referral from a physician(MD or DO), a physician's assistant (PA), or a nurse practitioner (NP) is required to receive any treatment from a physical therapist. 


Did you learn anything new about Physical Therapy? Do you still have questions? You can ask us by calling your local office or by emailing us!



This article was reprinted according to requested guidelines from, the official consumer Web site of the American Physical Therapy Association, ©2015 .The original article and PDF can be downloaded from their site here.

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