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36 Physical Therapy Quotes To Keep Your Spirits High

Physical Therapy quotes are motivating to read.

Physical therapy is not merely a field but one that encompasses more niche specialties that are varied in nature.

Some of these specialties include musculoskeletal, orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, neurology, endocrinology, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, women's health, wound care and electromyography. Physical therapy has come a  long way with developments in fields like that those of Neurological rehabilitation .

Hippocrates and Galen were some of the early adopters and practitioners of techniques such as massage , manual therapy and hydrotherapy to treat people as early as 460 BCE. Modern physical therapy has been thriving since its advent in the 19th century due to events that had an effect on a globe scale. While there are many emerging fields within Physiotherapy, the American board of Physical therapy, specialties include the following 10 fields of Cardiovascular and pulmonary, Clinical electrophysiology, Geriatric, Wound Management, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Sports, Women’s health and Oncology.

Physical therapy despite some of its less flashy medical interventions has held up well by proving to be effective for improving outcomes both in terms of pain and function. To this effect, you can be assured of the benefits of physical therapy by looking at the 2012 systematic review in the journal of sports physical therapy that found evidence to suggest the use of spinal manipulation by physiotherapists was a safe option to improve outcomes for those that suffer from back pain. While the world kept at home because of the global Covid-19 pandemic, physical therapists were quick to adopt tele-health technologies to keep interacting with their patients. This trend is promising as it enables physical therapy to be accessible to those remote areas where the best healthcare has no physical therapy departments and are instead limited to general physicians.

As the world healthcare progresses to a point that the vision of wellbeing is expanded from merely being free from disease to the point where a person is able to stay active physically as lifespans extend, physical therapy and its widespread adoption will be critical to serve humanity with major quality of lifestyle upgrades.

The following list of physical therapy quotes and sayings will provide you with all the motivation you need. You might also find funny physical therapy quotes as well as motivational quotes for patients.

If you like what you are reading, then you can also check out our other quotes article on doctor quotes and keep going quotes.

Physical Therapy Motivational Quotes

Positive physical therapy quotes are inspiring to read.

This list of physical therapy quotes will give you hope. These are also said by PTs (personal trainer) who worked to build their fame in the world of physical therapy.  

1. "One of the big tipping points in my career was when I joined EO, Entrepreneurs Organization. I joined an organization with 100 other business founders all doing $1 million at the time. There are no healthcare people in there. I learned so much about what we were doing. What we needed to do was run a business, which, prior to that, we were not running a business per se. From that day forward, it's running a business. That's how I got to where I am, which is this whole patient experience, front desk training, and understanding that we, both as PTs behind our names, are not the most important people. We're part of a team."

– Jerry Durham.

2. "That which enhances performance, prevents injury."

– Larry Hamilton.

3. "I chose PT because I wanted to fuse my love of science and biomechanics with the ability to be on the frontlines of hands-on patient care."

– Ben Fung.

4."Whenever things are not resolving with reasonable intervention one must think of two things: either the injury was severe or the diagnosis is incorrect."

– The Gait Guys.

5."Human anatomy is a consequence of function."

– Serge Gracovetsky.

6."It is my hope that I can help women to better understand their bodies and empower them to be strong advocates for themselves when they approach their healthcare providers."

– Dr. Ann Wendal.

7."Strength training is co-ordination training against resistance."

-Frans Bosch.

8."Athletes (/patients) who understand the ‘why’ are more likely to buy into your ‘how’."

– Altis.

9."Clinicians must refer to S&C coaches more to avoid rehab purgatory. And, trainers should be careful about overdoing PRI, DNS, FMS correctives, foam rolling, protracted mobs, etc. Load is the greatest corrective!"

Physical Therapy quotes are fun to read.

Famous Physical Therapy Quotes

These well-known physical therapy quotes will work like a charm.

10."It’s not the load that breaks an individual down. It’s the load they are not prepared for."

– Tim Gabbett.

11."If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous."

– Bret Contreras.

12."It’s not just what pain is. It’s what it means to that person."

– Sarah Haag.

13."The notion of ‘bad’ movement patterns is a danger to the spontaneity of our existence."

– Louis Gifford.

14."Movement Principles produce movement techniques"

. – Ido Portal.

15. "The relationship between pain and the state of the tissues becomes weaker as pain persists."

– Lorimer Moseley.

Inspirational Physical Therapy Quotes

The following inspirational quotes for physical therapy are the perfect quotes to help you persevere through your rehabilitation process or that of your loved one's.

16."Each body is different. Therefore each rehabilitation must be different."

-Joerg Teichmann.

17."PTs deal in human movement quite frequently. But, we remain skeptical that attempts to create a human movement system will contribute meaningfully to education, research, clinical practice, or advocacy efforts."

- Kyle Ridgeway.

18."Being physically healthy is not expensive! Being injured is. So prevent injuries!"

-Joerg Teichmann.

19."As you identify dysfunctional movement patterns, you should understand that for some reason or another these patterns have been learned and reinforced, or they would not be present".

– Grey Cook.

20. "I am proud we declared the degree a doctorate. Still work to do, but I don’t think the reasons people gripe about the DPT are the reasons they’re unhappy. Find a network. Expand your professionalism and advocacy. Always get smarter.”

- Eric Robertson, Tweet, 21 March, 2021.

21."Let's not wait for perfect conditions to begin. Let's begin to make perfection conditions for a healthy physical condition"

-Joerg Teichmann.

22."Health is the greatest strength."

Lailah Gifty

23."Effective reassurance is a bloody good pain killer"

– Louis Gifford.

24."A physical therapist does some unbelievable stretching with me. "

-Brian O'Driscoll.

Famous People Who Advocate Physical Therapy

Check out this list of physical therapy quotes by famous people.

25."I can do no more than characterise, and recommend, the Alexander treatment as an extremely sophisticated form of rehabilition, or rather of re-deployment, of the entire muscular equipment, and through that of many other organs. Compared with this, many types of physiotherapy which are now in general use look surprisingly crude and restricted in their effect - and sometimes even harmful to the rest of the body."

-Nikolaas Tinbergen

26."While I think men and women are equal, they are also different and I think it's inevitable and I don't think it's a bad thing at all that we always have, say, more women doing things like physiotherapy and an enormous number of women simply doing housework."

-Tony Abbott.

27."I had a bad back for a couple of years. I had to do a lot of physiotherapy for it. What I couldn't understand at the time was why the therapists had me doing a lot of stomach work."

-Hugh Jackman.

28."I like going to the gym every day because I'm in physiotherapy every day."

-Daniel Craig.

29."I'd always had an interest in physiotherapy and psychology. "

Bob paisley

Inspiring Physical Therapy Quotes By The Famous Physical Therapist, Adam Levine.

No one is better than your physical therapist to help you regain your physical capabilities and give you the confidence to keep making progress.

30."Even the physical therapist, who until that day has been seen as an unwelcome tormentor, is pulled into the picture.”

― Adele Levine.

31."Having a limp is okay, probably cool, if you are a desk jockey working from home, but poor publicity if you are a physical therapist.”

― Adele Levine

32.“No class in physical therapy school prepared me to counsel a patient dealing with a life-changing injury.”

― Adele Levine

33."Whenever I saw a person I couldn’t place, I quickly looked at their legs – as if that would help me identify them."

― Adele Levine

34.“One patient got up and used his wound care supplies to tape his hospital door shut.”

― Adele Levine

35."Physical therapy has a high burnout rate. The long hours of intense one-on-one time is emotionally fatiguing. "

-Adele Levine

36."While we universally love our patients, there’s always one rotten apple in the bunch who just breaks you down.

-Adele Levine.

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