Physical therapy is a type of medical care that uses therapeutic exercise, stretching, and hands-on passive range-of- motion techniques to address an array of issues affecting the musculoskeletal system and other areas of the body. One of the benefits of physical therapy is that it can be customized for the needs of each patient, so it can be extremely effective in achieving relief for pain and other issues. Physical therapy also works well with other types of care to create a comprehensive, holistic approach to health that is truly patient-centered.
Each session begins with a review of current symptoms and an evaluation of musculoskeletal function and movement to either develop a new plan of care or to modify an existing plan to suit the evolving needs of the patient as their condition improves. Sessions can include exercises using equipment like treadmills or weight machines, hands-on manipulation, and passive motion exercises to help gently stretch stiffened tissues and promote the greater range of motion, and other exercises to improve flexibility, strength, and endurance while promoting greater mobility and relieving symptoms.
Because it can be customized for each patient, physical therapy can be used to help patients of all ages and from all walks of life enjoy better health and relieve pain and other symptoms. Therapy programs can be ideal for those who have had auto accidents, sports injuries, slip-and-fall or workplace accidents, overuse or repetitive use injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis or golfer's elbow, tendon and ligament strains and sprains, and chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia, and they can be used in patients of all ages, from very young children to seniors. Physical therapy can also be used to promote recovery following surgery and even to avoid some types of surgery. In addition to therapeutic activities, physical therapy treatment plans also include lifestyle guidance to help patients learn how to prevent pain and other issues in the future.
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