There are many different settings where physical therapist practice their craft. Whether you are lying cooperatively on an injury RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), or just watching your way for tripping stones, whether you have knee injury or knee pain, recovering from injury, or plainly trying to avoid it – Knee physical therapy can handle it all, as long as you get it immediately.
Other diagnoses include wound care, urinary incontinence, stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, orthopedic injuries such as rotator cuff dysfunction, arthritis, muscle strains, joint/ligamentous sprains, lumbar and cervical disc herniations, overuse injuries, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, whiplash, fibromyalgia, etc.
To qualify for this clinical specialty, it is a must for applicants to meet the following requirements: It is necessary for the applicant to be currently certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) by finishing the American Heart Association’s BLS Healthcare Provider Course or American Red Cross’ CPR for the Professional Rescuer course.
Other conditions that can benefit greatly from physical therapy includes amputation, weakness, musculoskeletal trauma, bedsores, disabling pain, abnormalities and deformities, muscle contractures, and any other condition characterized by disabilities.
The American college of physicians department of clinical programs as well as quality of care has stated they wanted to review all the evidence and develop guidance for clinicians as well as give their patients a realistic sense of what they will expect when they visit a clinician for lower back pain.