What do physical therapists do?
Physical therapists are highly-educated health care professionals who help their patients reduce pain, increase mobility and improve their daily functioning, be it for activities of daily living and/or high level work or sport. In many cases our intervention can prevent the need for surgery and reduce long-term medication use and their side effects.
What is the physical therapy treatment process?
The physical therapy session begins with a thorough evaluation that identifies your problems, difficulties and deficits. Based on these findings and your aims and goals, an individual and specialized treatment plan is established.
Follow-up treatment sessions involve using various techniques, to treat the issues that were identified during the evaluation and are important to you. These will promote the ability to move, increase strength, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. Adjustments are made throughout the treatment plan as necessary to achieve your goals and outcomes.
What are our goals?
- Diagnose and manage movement problems
- Enhanceme physical and functional abilities
- Maintain and promote optimal physical function
- Restore and maintain optimal wellness, fitness and quality of life
- Prevent impairments, functional limitations and disabilities