Define: Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT A Doctor of Physical Therapy is a healthcare professional which specializes in how abnormal and normal physiological [bodily] functions affect the muscular & skeletal systems of the body. A DPT has a deep understanding of abnormal and normal biomechanics [how the body is supposed to move]. A DPT is able to diagnosis and treat muscular and skeletal deficits by combing his/her knowledge in physiology and biomechanics.
Education requirements for DPT license. 3 year post-baccalaureate professional doctorate program, including 40 weeks of full time clinical rotations & National Board Certification
"The DPT degree is considered a clinical or applied doctorate similar to those for medicine (MD), dentistry (DDS), and podiatry (DPM). The post-professional DPT degree signifies that the learner will apply the newly acquired knowledge—most likely in a clinical setting." - American Physical Therapy Association