Types of Therapists
Physical Therapist (PT)
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.
Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
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.
For more information about our physical therapy services, or to make an appointment, please call 410-298-0990.
This page was last updated: March 19, 2015