What is a physical therapy?
are health care providers who are the experts in the examination and
treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that affect
people's ability to move and function as well as they can in their daily
lives. For instance, physical therapists help patients with orthopedic
problems such as low back pain or knee surgeries to reduce pain and
regain function. Physical therapist also assist patient recovering from
a stroke, they provide treatment so that those patients learn to use
their limbs again.
Because people of
all ages need to move and function, physical therapist work with
patients from from newborns to the very aged - and in all types of
setting, from hospital, outpatients clinics, schools to the workplace.
are college graduates and must pass a national examination and be
licensed by the state in which they practice.
use such techniques as electrotherapy, ultrasound, hot packs, ice,
massage, mobilization of soft tissues and joints, therapeutic exercises
and functional training.
Physical Therapy Department
The physical therapy
department is well equipped with modern treatment modalities and
exercise equipment. The department, coordinated by licensed
professionals, offers therapeutic services which include the following:
- Range of Motion
(ROM) exercises to maintain and increase mobility.
- Exercise to
increase strength, endurance and coordination for either specific
muscle groups or the entire body.
- Training in
sitting and standing balance, transfers, and ambulation with or
without ambulatory aids.