Physical therapy services provide healing measures to people with injuries and disabilities. It can increase mobility, lessen soreness, and make daily tasks easy to accomplish. This video delves into the details of physical therapy.
Physical therapy is part of conservative care treatment. This means there is no medicine involved in physical therapy. It may be used in combination with medicine, but a DPT won’t be prescribing you medicine. They will use other treatment modalities to help you overcome an injury or disability.
Some of the tools at a DPT’s disposal are exercise, massage, ultrasound, stretching, and more. The goal is to improve range of motion, strength, and overall health. DPTs aim to decrease pain, restore function, and improve the quality of a person’s life.
The pain needs to be decreased before function is restored, and then the quality of life will improve. Restoring function is focused on daily activities. The physical therapist will also investigate how the injury came about in the first place to try and correct form in the future and prevent repeated injury.
If you have more questions about physical therapy and what physical therapists do every day, check out the link to the video above.