Physical Therapists are licensed health care professionals who manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities. They are responsible for examining individuals with impairment, functional limitations and disability or other health related conditions in order to determine a diagnosis, prognosis and intervention, and to subsequently alleviate those conditions through treatment.
Physical Therapists are trained to examine and treat musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that affect one's ability to move and function as well as possible in every day life.
Physical Therapy focuses on improving strength, balance, coordination, gait deviations, postural abnormalities, neurological and tone impairments. Treatment is based on maximizing functional independence and safety. Physical Therapy services include, but are not limited to
- Ambulation Training
- Strengthening & Conditioning Programs
- Balance Training
- Energy Conservation Techniques
- Return to Work Training
- Manual Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopaedic/Neurological Rehabilitation