: Physical therapists work with accident victims, stroke patients, and people with disabilities. They evaluate patients and make plans to help them recover their physical abilities and relieve pain. They may use electricity, heat, or cold to relieve pain, reduce swelling, or increase flexibility. They work in hospitals, clinics, and private offices with special equipment. Physical therapists must be strong enough to move patients and equipment.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/