Physical therapists (PTs) provide therapy services to patients with diagnoses that limit their ability to function normally. PTs perform comprehensive evaluations that identify daily activity and sensory-motor deficits. With the results of those tests, PTs establish a treatment plan that consists of goals considered objective, functional, and measurable.
Physical therapists, at a minimum, are required to have a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university in Physical Therapy. PTs must also have a current license from the State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that allows them to practice as a physical therapist.
The certified athletic trainer (ATC) works at local high schools or athletic events. Under the supervision of a physician, the ATC carries out the practice of prevention, evaluation, and recognition of athletic injuries/illnesses, emergency first aid, physical reconditioning, counseling, and education of athletes who may incur such injuries or illnesses. ATCs also assist in the clinic with the participants of the (Wellness/Well-Life) Program.
These individuals hold a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Athletic Training. Certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification is also required, in addition to current CPR certification.