Physical Therapy is a type of health care designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat disorders having to do with the musculoskeletal system.
Physical therapy is often a preventative treatment that will decrease the risk of surgery, strengthen muscles following surgery, and to restore full range of motion and strength to the individual.
The goal of physical therapy is to provide a way to restore functioning to an individual as well as strengthen their confidence in returning to life’s challenges.
PT provides programs focused on returning to work, using patient/family education, neuromuscular retraining, exercise, joint and soft tissue mobilization, and modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
Physical Therapy is provided for all types of injuries such as: sacroiliac dysfunction, joint replacements, ACL tears, rotator cuff injury, post-surgery rehabilitation, wound care, neurological injuries, child development, etc.
Physical therapy has many different focuses and practices such as orthopedic care, neurological care, geriatric care, pediatric care, and cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.