No matter what area of the body ails you – neck, shoulder, back, knee – physical therapy (PT) has an established history of helping individuals improve their quality of life. A physical therapist can help you move freely again without pain and discomfort and feeling renewed and ready to move on. They can even help you prevent an injury altogether.
Physical therapists (PT) can help enhance mobility and quality of life by improving strength, balance, endurance, flexibility and posture. In the hospital, rehab hospital or long-term care facility, most treatment sessions take place either in a hospital room or “therapy gym.” You may see stationary bicycles, treadmills, arm bikes as well as machines like the leg press. Your loved one may perform exercises lying down in bed or on a padded mat table to improve ability to get in and out of bed.
Physical therapists apply research and proven techniques to help people get back in motion. All physical therapists are required to receive a graduate degree – either a master’s degree or a clinical doctorate — from an accredited physical therapist program before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice. They are trusted health care professionals with extensive clinical experience who examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily life.
Physical Therapy Can Help You With:
- Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Overuse Injuries
- Shoulder Pain
- Sprains, strains, and fractures
- And much more