Physical therapists work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Home care agencies
  • Corporations
  • Schools
  • Rehabilitation centers

In these settings, therapists may practice as generalists or choose to specialize in one of several areas:

  • Orthopedics
  • Sports physical therapy
  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Neurology
  • Cardiopulmonary

In addition, physical therapists can pursue avenues in administration, research and education.