What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a medical science that specializes in helping a body relieve from pain, heal from injury, perform better in work, play, and leisure. Pain relief is achieved with all natural means that involves no side-effects or drugs.
Procedures such as the following:
- Pressure-Point Release: In this procedure the therapist or clinical assistant searches for muscles that are actively in spasm or causing pain. They then push on the muscle for 1-2 minutes. This helps to normalize the muscles and improve circulation in that area.
- Soft-Tissue Mobilization: The application of movement and force to muscles, ligaments, nerves or other soft-tissue for the purpose of promoting healing and normalization. This intervention can be used to reduce pain.
- Joint Mobilization: The application of movement and force to a joint for the purpose of increasing motion and range. .
- Kinetic Activity
- Therapeutic Exercises: Strengthening and balancing the muscles around your joints are essential for good movement, stability and pain relief. Physical therapists are the leading experts in helping those with pain, arthritis, obesity, diabetes and heart disease get fit and strong safely.
There are many specialties within the physical therapy profession. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Sports Medicine
- Women’s Health
- Industrial/Work Hardening
- Ergonomics & Injury Prevention
- Strength & Conditioning
- Oncology Rehab
- Certified Hand Therapy
- Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab