Physiotherapy (PT) is a health care career that incorporates the therapeutic use of physical agents or modalities, such as massage, ultrasound and exercises to name a few. In 1958, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined physical therapy as: "The science of behaviour through: physical means, therapeutic exercise, massage and electrotherapy. Moreover, PT involves execution various physical analysis tests including muscle strength tests and joint range of motion, to define functional capabilities.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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