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What Does a Physical Therapist Do?

Physical therapists provide a variety of professional services aimed at restoring the client’s function and independence. These include:

  • Assist patients with regaining strength and range of motion after surgery

  • Guide patients with pain management due to injuries or degenerative conditions.

  • Assist patients with improving balance and gait quality.

  • Educate patients and caregivers on home management of their specific condition.

  • Assist athletes in getting back to playing their favorite sport.

  • Educate paitients and caregivers on fall prevention.

  • Establish programs aimed at preventing injuries and promoting wellness.

Leg Injury

Physical therapy can be beneficial for many different conditions and disorders. Some of the most common are:

  • Sprains and strains

  • Tendonitis/Bursitis

  • Low back and neck pain

  • Fractures

  • Joint replacements

  • Gait and balance disorders

  • Arthritis management

  • Sports injuries

  • Stroke management

  • Pediatric developmental disorders

  • Amputation management

  • Generalized weakness

Who can benefit from Physical Therapy?

Leg Injury

What Methods of intervention are used?

The most common forms of interventions include:

  • Strength training

  • Stretching

  • Posture stabilization and proper body mechanics

  • Modalities

  • Manual therapy

  • Balance training

  • Neuromuscular re-education

  • Gait training

  • Client and caregiver education


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