This is an article posted on www.MoveForwardPT.com which is run by the American Physical Therapy Association. We are a member of the association and it really has a great amount of information to help us keep up with everything new in physical therapy and supporting fields. This particular artice gives a great summary of our field and is really a breif introduction to an indepth report APTA has created. While it is directed at other health care professionals we thought it would be nice to make it available here for any of our patients who may be interested.
Information for Health Care Professionals
Are your patients struggling with pain and impaired motion? A physical therapist can be a valuable partner in helping your patients achieve freedom of motion and freedom from pain.
Learn more about the benefits of working with a physical therapist, in meeting your patients’ needs.
Health care professionals and those considering becoming a physical therapist can downloadToday’s Physical Therapist, a comprehensive review of the profession of physical therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association.
Benefits of a Physical Therapist
Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients who have conditions such as back pain, neck pain, burns, wounds, osteoporosis, developmental disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, and countless other conditions affecting an individual’s ability to move freely and without pain.
How Physical Therapists Practice
Physical therapists and other health care professionals have a shared goal of creating healthier, satisfied patients. They collaborate with other health care professionals to develop treatment plans for patients using the latest research and proven approaches to ensure positive outcomes.
Physical therapist education includes an extensive background in the sciences, focusing on physics, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology. With this background, physical therapists are able to restore and maximize mobility.
Research and Interventions
Physical therapists apply the latest research related to restoring function, reducing pain, and preventing injury. As a health care professional, you may be interested in some of the latest research on the impact a physical therapist can have on specific conditions and injuries.