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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy as defined in RA 5680 (Philippine Physical Law) is a health care specialty that provides services to people to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. It identifies and maximizes movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

Similarly, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) defines physical therapy as a dynamic profession having an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function. It helps individuals who have developmental impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions related to (1) conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary system or (2) the negative effects attributable to unique personal and environmental factors as they relate to human performance.

What are physical therapists?

Physical therapists are health care professionals licensed by the PRC who are responsible for delivering physical rehabilitation services or programs for patients who need to recover or improve their physical and functional capabilities.

SJDEFI – College of Physical Therapy

The College of Physical Therapy aims to form a physical therapist who will live out Christian and Vincentian values while delivering competent physical therapy services in a global society.

Specifically, the College aims to mold a Physical Therapist who: