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Physical therapists are
professionals who are licensed and
work with patients that have disabilities, various impairments, or
limitations in their overall bodily physical function.
can be the result of disease, injury, or pathological processes.
Physical therapists will examine, then evaluate, help diagnose, and
develop treatment plans, and provide a prognosis for each
Through exercise, mobilization, a lot of
manipulation, heat, cold, and some electrical stimulation, physical
therapists will work to help people restore function, improve their
mobility, with the ideal situation of returning them to normal.
therapists examine the strength, balance, the range of motion, their
co-ordination, endurance, and posture of each patient. After this
examination, the physical therapist will develop a treatment plan
specifically for the individual patient.
involves very specific exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles
and at the same time improve posture, their balance, and endurance.
Some techniques including heat, cold, ultrasound, and electrical
stimulation. Traction machines and massage are also two very valuable
techniques for improving mobility and getting rid of pain. To help the
patient feel independent, crutches, canes, and walkers are used.
rehabilitation they will document their progress, re-evaluate, and
modify treatment strategies to increase their success. They work as a
team with physicians, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and
also recreational therapists. Their goal is to reach maximal functional
independence for the patient.
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