Physical therapists are licensed professionals that help people improve mobility and reduce pain using techniques that increase function. They promote fitness and come up with individualized plans that restore their ability to be mobile. Physical therapists provide physiotherapy to patients and specialize in the overall functionality and mobility of the human body. Many people see a physical therapist for physical rehabilitation in order to restore their ability to move and move well. They provide care in the hospital setting, private practice, outpatient clinic, home health agency, schools, fitness facilities, nursing homes and even in work settings.
Symptoms and Treatments Managed by Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is performed in order to prevent the onset of symptoms or the progression of an impairment. Physical Therapists are considered leaders in rehabilitation, prevention and health maintenance in order to promote health, wellness and fitness.
Running injuries are quite common. According to the National Institutes of Health, the overall yearly incidence rate for running injuries for the average recreational runner is up to 56 percent. About 50 to 75 percent of all running... Continue Reading
For Janine Tumminia, a physical therapist at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, finishing the Cooper River Bridge Run was never as fulfilling as it was when she finished it with her client, Darrell Bivens, in 2017. Though the bridge was actually re-opened... Continue Reading