Physical therapy

What is Physical therapy?

Physical therapy or physiotherapy (often abbreviated to PT) (also known as Movement Scientist) is a Rehabilitation profession that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention (therapy using Physical agents, mechanical force, adaptive devices, and movements). It is carried out by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in most countries) and physical therapist assistants (known as physical rehabilitation therapists or physiotherapy assistants in some countries). In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration. In many settings, physical therapy services may be provided alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services.

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Initially went for physical therapy to see if there would be some pain relief. Different medications have been prescribed. So far they did not do...

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First try to find out the cause of your problem.
If you have backache or leg pain there is likely of having some osteoartheritis in your...

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Two weeks ago today, my daughter sprained her knee. She is in physical therapy and on crutches. Yesterday was the first day that she was able to...

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Hello, and thank you for your question.
Unless your daughter's symptoms completely resolve within the next few days, I believe it is unlikely she...

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I sustained a vertical sacral fracture over 3 months ago. I had 24 physical therapy sessions which I completed about 2 weeks ago. I have mild but...

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Hi dear thanks for the query
During the period of three months the fractures might have healed and in near normal position. The remnant pain could...

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