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Physical Therapists in the US: Market Research Report

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Physical Therapists Market Research Report | NAICS 62134 | Nov 2016

Building muscle: As the population ages, demand for physical therapy will strengthen

The Physical Therapists market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2016, physical therapy's role in promoting health and wellness has increased, benefiting the industry. As the number of individuals aged 50 and older grew. Additionally, the federal government has required hospitals to lower their readmission rates to receive Medicare reimbursements. Consequently, many hospitals have expanded the role of physical therapists to include providing disease management, prescribing home exercise programs and creating a safe discharge plan, supporting industry revenue growth. Over the five years to 2021, industry revenue is forecast to grow as healthcare reform keeps demand for physical therapy high, particularly for promoting patients' health and wellness... purchase to read more

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Many physical therapists specialize in a specific clinical area because the industry includes a range of knowledge and services. While there are many different types of physical therapy, the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties lists eight specialist certifications: cardiovascular and pulmonary, clinical electrophysiology, geriatrics, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, sports and women's health. While the majority of practices do not employ certified specialists, most offices focus on one or two types of therapy.

Over the five years to 2016, demand for physical therapy services has grown and is expected to continue growing over the next five years in line with an increasing number of individuals that have disabilities. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Physical Therapists Industry?

Operators in this industry include independent health practitioners primarily engaged in outpatient services. These services include administering medically prescribed rehabilitation for patients suffering from injuries or muscle, nerve, joint and bone disease; planning and administering educational, recreational and social activities designed to help patients or individuals with disabilities; and diagnosing and treating speech, language or hearing problems.

Industry Products
Mental disorders Diseases of the nervous system and sense organsDiseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissueSymptoms, signs and ill-defined conditionsInjury and poisoning
Industry Activities
Examining history and physical well-being of patients Establishing a management plan Incorporating the results of laboratory and imaging studiesProviding manual therapy, education and techniques

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