A program of physical therapy is prescribed to people needing help in the restoration of their motor functions or to relieve any weakness and pain resulting from disabilities due to illness, degeneration, and injury. Getting up and doing some exercises can help reduce the effect of these problems and can even help eliminate them. Documentation is also used as a reference for reimbursement by healthcare insurance companies and in litigation cases as evidence. The individual who is licensed to provide this service is known as a physical therapist.
I myself have had some serious back pain and knee that seem to be getting worse until I started physical therapy. They may use techniques such as exercise, electrical stimulation, massage, hot and cold therapy, ultrasound or traction to achieve these results.
However, these errors can extend the amount of time the required in therapy, can undo progress, and can increase the pain the patient feels. However of the most important determinants in you obtaining a successful physical recovery and most neglected by western medicine is the use of your mind and, the amount of power it has in getting you back to a full recovery.
Physical therapists also help patients get used to assistive walking devices such as crutches and wheelchairs. Let’s take a look at the field of physical therapy first. These exercises are proven to reduce the intensity of pain, increase muscle strength and gradually improve the patient’s range of motion.
Treatment by a physical therapist can include exercise prescription, walking assistance devices or braces/splints, patient education, manual techniques, pool therapy and therapeutic physical therapy modalities. Part of a therapist’s training includes mastering and passing a national, standardized test before they can get out there and try to establish a practice.