What is physical therapy?
Physical Therapy is a health profession that combines the “science of healing and the art of caring” to treat movement dysfunctions. A physical therapist performs a comprehensive analysis of movement, which includes identifying joints dysfunction, tissue limitations, muscular imbalances and structural pathologies. In order to assist patients, physical therapists use a variety of methods to create changes in tissue and movement patterns to ultimately restore function. Treatment consists of skilled manual therapy (hands on) with therapeutic exercise that simulates daily movements to rehabilitate the body, restoring maximal mobility and optimal mechanical motion, as well as provide preventative care.
What diagnoses can be helped with physical therapy?
Abilities and functions can be impaired due to various causes, which can significantly impact one’s quality of life. Several diagnoses that PT can help significantly include stroke, traumatic brain injuries, neurological diseases, arthritis, surgery or an injury, which can all limit one’s ability to generate optimal motion. At Bodyscape our staff is trained to evaluate each person and design an individualized treatment plan to allow each patient to return to activities important in their lives.