XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only. Sitemap Unit Hour Distribution, EMS Operations A physical therapist provides treatment to those whose spinal cord may have been bruised, or partially damaged, resulting in a disruption of the nerve endings through the back. Temporary paralysis is often the result of this type of injury, and a consistent regimen of retraining the appendages to recover full mobility is often required. Depending on the amount of damage and the location of the damage along the spinal column, can determine if a victim suffers paraplegia or quadriplegia.