“Physical therapists are movement experts who treat people of all ages and abilities, helping them to improve and maintain function and quality of life.”
Physical therapists create individual treatment plans to match each patient’s goals, helping each patient to improve their fitness and function, avoid surgery, and reduce the use of opioids and other drugs.
“Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of life, your ability to earn a living, and your independence. Physical therapists are movement experts who can identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems.”
Evidence-Based Treatment to Meet Your Needs: Physical therapists combine extensive education, clinical experience, and the latest research to create treatment plans tailored to a patient’s specific needs and goals.
P.T. may include: Passive modalities, such as moist heat and electrical stimulation; Manual techniques including mobilization, myofascial release, stretching, and massage; education in biomechanics and ergonomics; and therapeutic activities and exercise
Physical therapists care for patients of all ages and abilities. They diagnose and treat existing health conditions, but they also provide patient education, customize plans of care, and preventative treatments that can help patients avoid many health problems before they occur.