Physical Therapy Specialty Areas

Just like in other fields of study, physical therapy also has specialty areas that branch out from the general field. The five most common specialty areas are orthopedic, geriatric, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, and pediatric therapy.

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What Does A Physical Therapist Do?

There are currently eight specialized areas of clinical specializations for physical therapist. These areas are pediatric, geriatric, cardiovascular and pulmonary, clinical electrophysiology, neurology, orthopedic, integumentary and sports. Having a specific area of specialization in physical therapy includes new job opportunities, increase in prestige in clinical and community settings, and promotion for anyone who successfully completes the specialization process.

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