Do you know? Exercise programs developed by physical trainers can reduce athletes’ risk of injury by 41 percent. Physical therapy paired with medical management for osteoarthritis of the knee is just as effective as surgery. Physical therapy helps over 90 percent of lower back pain sufferers. Of physical therapy users, 88 percent say the care they received helped them return to normal activity, increased their range of motion and relieved their pain. These facts are from American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).