What is Physical Therapy?
Specific exercise for mobility, stretching, strengthening and postural training are essential in therapy programs. A physical therapy program may include several sessions or many months for desired outcomes. Physical therapy consist of preventive measures as well as addressing post surgical conditions such as joint surgery or replacements, spinal surgery, aftercare to address weakness and loss of mobility or walking due to hospitalizations or long term illnesses.
Physical therapists work with children, adolescences, athletes, workers, as well as degenerative conditions experienced by the aging population.
Conditions that respond well to physical therapy:
Neck & Back pain Injuries
Sprains, Strains & Fractures
Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Ankle Replacement Rehab
Injuries from Motor Vehicle Accidents
Work & Sports Injuries
Balance Training and Fall Prevention
General Weakness with Loss of Endurance
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Physical therapists interact with many other professionals, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, speech therapists and dentists.
Physical therapists review a patient’s medical history and records including test results and imaging studies as part of the evaluation process. A physical assessment includes testing and measuring the patient’s strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, cardiovascular fitness, and motor function. A plan of care is established along with the patient’s input to identify specific goals and functional outcomes and strives to meet those goals in an efficient, productive and cost effective manner.