Physical therapy is now a booming business that has come a very long way in a very short period of time; in fact it's one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Every day, physical therapists are being trained to treat all types of injuries and illnesses.
Injuries are a fact of life, not just for professional athletes but for regular people too. An elderly person who slips in the shower and breaks a hip, or the dock worker that injures his back lifting heavy box after heavy box or the middle aged woman that gets banged up in a hit and run collision all require the services of a properly trained physical therapist.
This question can be answered in many ways. College, professional and amateur sports teams often have their own physical therapists. There may be one or more physical therapists at your hospital, nursing home, or free clinic.
There are a multitude of different specialties and paths that are available within the wide field of physical therapy, and that means that there is an ever widening array of physical therapy equipment and physical therapy supplies available, so that every general and every specialized physical therapist can have everything that he or she needs to be able to properly treat the injury of what ever patient happens to walk through the door next.