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What is the main age group most Physical Therapist work with?

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Niaz’s Answer

Physical therapists work with everyone! It depends where you work. If you are in a hospital, you could be seeing patients who are elderly and frail to young patients who just had an injury and need physical therapy clearance so they can leave the hospital. You can work as a physical therapist in an orthopedic office, so you would see a wide variety of patients. You can work as a physical therapist that visits patients homes, so you would most likely see disabled and elderly patients there. You can also be more specialized and be a hand physical therapist, or sports PT.
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Bailey’s Answer

I would say that physical therapists work with any age group. Depending on the facility you work in would depend on the general demographic you work with. For inpatient physical therapy, you can see almost any age group. If you work in a surgery center that specializes in knee's and hips the demographic may be a little older, since it is more rare for the younger demographic to need hip or knee replacements. If you work in an outpatient setting the demographic will be more mixed. In our clinic, we see age ranges from 8-95 years old. Generally speaking a general outpatient clinic will not see pediatric physical therapy patients due to the specialization they may get in a peds physical therapy office. It would all depend on the clinic, if its a specialty clinic or general. This goes for PTA's too, it more depends on the type of clinic you work in. Hope this helps!
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Maysa’s Answer

I’m not a Physical Therapist (PT), what is a doctorate degree, but a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), what is an associate degree. I work in a small private outpatient clinic, and the majority of our population is elderly adults who are there for multiple reasons, from muscle weakness, balance issues to hip and knee replacements for example.
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Tracey’s Answer

Hi,

There are several setting a PT could work in. You will need to decide whether it is with young children, elderly, athletes or the general setting where you could see a variety of ages; including workers comp patients.

Best of luck!
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Jenna’s Answer

All ages! PT’s work with babies in the NICU all the way up to the oldest of the geriatric population. There is a place for every therapist to work with their favorite population.

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Tracey’s Answer

Hi,

There are several setting a PT could work in. You will need to decide whether it is with young children, elderly, athletes or the general setting where you could see a variety of ages; including workers comp patients.

Best of luck!
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