Request for Question Clarification by
26 Sep 2006 07:45 PDT
After researching your question, I believe your only hope for finding
anything close to what you are looking for is to pay for access to a
PT database although I'm not sure you will find the number of people
receiving PT therapy.
How to Find Information in the Physical Therapy Literature
This is an interesting article which you may be able to glean some
information from, but it's not what you are looking for.
Demographics of Physical Therapy Practice: Implications for Education
Again, interesting but not on target.
EXHIBIT 2 Medicare Home Health Visits, By Discipline And Federal
Fiscal Year, 1997-2001
Mean number of visits per patient
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Physical therapy 6.0 5.6 5.6 6.2 6.2
Surely the number of people using the services of a physical therapist
will increase as the population ages, as evidenced by this projection
of the future trend of the number of therapists.
United States Employment Percent Change
Physical therapists 154,500 211,300 + 37 %
"Physical therapy What a difference five years makes! In 1999, the
bottom had dropped out of the physical therapy market: Jobs were being
lost, salaries were down, and unhappy providers were fleeing the
profession. Today, physical therapy is one of the fastest growing
occupations in the country and savvy practitioners can pick and choose
the types and locations of their travel assignments..."
Please let me know if this info is useful to you, otherwise perhaps
another researcher will have better luck,