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Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018
Physical Therapy and Healthy Life
Posted by Amelia Grant of
Our body is the main value that nature gives to us. If we take care of our health and our body, we could live a long and happy life. But sometimes, every person needs medical help. Today, there is a huge number of treatments, medical practices, and new theories. For different symptoms, your doctor will choose a different treatment. After this topic, you will know more about Physical therapy (PT). Physiotherapy is a discipline intended for prevention and rehabilitation after diseases of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, internal organs. There are many cases in which you can apply physical therapy. Mainly it's an illness that makes it hard to do daily tasks. You may need PT to: • Relieve pain • Improve movement or ability • Prevent or recover from a sports injury • Rehab after a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery • Manage a chronic illness like diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis • Recover from labor • Adapt to an artificial limb • Learn to use assistive devices like a walker or cane People of all ages get physical therapy. It can treat a variety of health problems. What Does a PT Do? In most states, you can go directly to a physical therapist without a referral from your doctor. Or your doctor might prescribe it. Physical therapists look at your needs and guide your therapy. They may perform hands-on treatments for your symptoms. They also teach you special exercises to help you move and function better. PTs often have assistants. They’re also trained to do many types of physical treatments. There is no single method of physical therapy. PT can be individual and group sessions, training, courses. Exercises during therapy can be passive or active. PT also includes breathing exercises that are especially important for the prevention and treatment of lung diseases. At your first therapy session, your Physical therapist will examine and assess your needs. He’ll ask you questions about your pain or other symptoms, your ability to move or do everyday tasks, how well you sleep, and your medical history. Then, he’ll work with you to create a treatment plan. It will include your personal goals like functioning and feeling better, plus exercises or other treatments to help you reach them. Your therapist will watch your progress and adjust your treatments as necessary. The number of sessions, their duration, the selected exercises, your results and your speed – are absolutely individual indicators. It just depends on your needs and possibility. Examples of physiotherapy methods: sunshine, air baths, hydrotherapy, mineral water, heat and cold effects, electrical stimulation for pain, electromagnetic effects, pressure (barotherapy). Very important part belongs to mechanical effects such as massage and therapeutic physical exercises. When you are looking for physical therapy, ask at your hospitals, sports medicine centers, private medical offices or rehab centers.Click Here for Provider's Detail Page
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