Why should you see a physical therapist? You already know PTs can treat sprains, strains, and other sports-related injuries. But this doesn't mean these pros only treat athletes. If you're not sure how someone who isn't an athlete can benefit from a PT appointment, take a look at the top reasons to schedule a visit. You Can Improve Mobility While PTs do often treat highly skilled athletes, they also treat regular patients who haven't torn an ACL or other ligament/muscle group on the court, rink, or field.