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What is Physical Therapy?
The use of exercises and physical activities to help condition muscles and restore strength and movement.
What is Physical Therapy concerned with?
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing movement potential, within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
Who is involved in Pysical Therapy?
It involves the interaction between physical clients, families and care givers, in a process of assessing movement potential and in establishing agreed upon goals and objectives using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
What's involved in the treatment of Physical Therapy?
Manual handling; movement enhancement; physical, electrotherapeutic and mechanical agents; functional training; provision of aids and appliances; patient related instruction and counselling; documentation and coordination, and communication. Intervention may also be aimed at prevention of impairments, functional limitations, disability and injury including the promotion and maintenance of health, quality of life, and fitness in all ages and populations.
What are some of the symptoms that Physical Therapists manage?
* back and neck pain
* spinal and joint conditions, such as arthritis
* biomechanical problems and muscular control
* problems affecting children, such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida
* heart and lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia
* sport-related injuries
* stress incontinence
* neurological conditions, such as stroke and multiple sclerosis