What is Physical Therapy?
- Posted on: Jul 15 2014
Physical therapy is a type of treatment rendered by a physical therapist (PT) for people who have health problems which make it hard to move around or to complete everyday tasks. The goal of physical therapy is is help make daily tasks/activities easier. Your PT will evaluate symptoms and discuss your daily activity. A treatment plan is then created and goals are established. The PT then helps you follow the treatment plan which includes helping to restore or increase flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance. There are techniques PTs use to help including manual therapy, education, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. Exercises are typically a part of the treatment plan which can include but is not limited to stretching, weight lifting, and walking. Physical therapy is not just beneficial for post surgery but also for common injuries such as arthritis or back pain.
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