Physical Therapy is: Treatment focusing on prevention, enhancement or restoration of movement and function. The causes of this loss of function can be injury, disease, disability or certain facets of aging.
The goal of Physical therapy is: To restore physical function; increase your balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and coordination. Physical therapy can also be preventative, by evaluating and discovering deficits of which the client was unaware, pinpointing those potential problems early, and coming up with a plan to avoid greater physical injury in the future.
Physical therapy can help with: Injury, loss of strength and range of motion, dizziness, loss of balance, post-surgical rehabilitation, flexibility nerve entrapments, pain management and more...
What does a Physical therapist do?
Your Physical Therapist will: Evaluate your specific situation, collaborate with you, the client, to come up with the very best course of treatment. He or She will assist you to regain your strength, balance, and range of motion, and help you to become your strongest self.
Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, isometric exercises, resistance exercises with specific bands or gym equipment, balance training exercises, and cardiovascular exercise.
Your Physical therapist may use: Strengthening equipment, different modalities such as E-Stim or Ultrasound, specific balance training equipment or hands on techniques such as myofascial release or massage.