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Physical therapy is the treatment of injuries, illnesses and other health conditions that affect your ability to move or control your body. It is provided by licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in accordance with state law. Physical therapists also consult with doctors and other health care professionals to develop individualized treatment plans for their patients.
Walsh University Physical Therapy curriculum, an intensive three-year (8 semesters) program with summers, leads to a doctorate of physical therapy (DPT). The program utilizes an active learning model that challenges students and facilitates student growth through a clinically focused experience. The coursework includes a strong foundation in basic science and problem-solving integrated through a series of practice-based courses centered on major body systems. Productive scholarship and licensure preparation are essential components of the curriculum.
Upon successful completion of all didactic, laboratory and clinical requirements of the program, graduates who are 18 years old or older become eligible to take licensure examinations to practice in Ohio as a physical therapist assistant. Applicants must pass both the National and Ohio Jurisprudence examinations to be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio. Additional fees are required to obtain licensure and are the responsibility of the individual student.
Our team of medically-oriented therapists is experienced in treating general adults and orthopedic conditions including torticollis, spine, extremity dysfunctions and women’s health/pelvic floor issues. Additionally, we offer specialized services such as gait/balance training, wheelchair fittings and amputation/prosthetic training.physical therapy north canton