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Physical therapists their-role

  1. 1. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521Physical Therapists - Their RolePhysical therapists play a key role in helpingpatients regain mobility and strength to lead acommunity life. They help patients attain thehighest level of individual freedom and self-sufficiency.In recent years, physical therapy has become amuch sought afterservice to treat patientssuffering from chronicconditions such asarthritis, developmentaldisorders, cerebralpalsy, fractures andinjuries. Physicaltherapy services arealso widelyrecommended toaddress body painrelated to the neck, back, shoulder, knee andleg. In this dynamic medical profession,importance is given for comprehensivetreatment and care to restore maximumfunctionality of the affected body parts. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  2. 2. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521Physical therapists have a great role to play inhelping people suffering from pain to get backto a normal lifestyle.What Does a Physical Therapist Do?Physical therapists examine, evaluate and treatthe root cause of physical impairments usingthe latest diagnostic techniques. CAT scans,bone scans, MRI scans, X-rays andelectromyography are used to detect diseasesor other causes precisely. The jobs of physicaltherapists include: • Assessment and evaluation of the patient’s health status, physical strength, mobility, body mechanics and posture. They also evaluate the functioning of the muscles, bones, joints, spine and spinal discs. • Scheduling physical therapy programs for patients that will help restore functional mobility and physical strength. These programs are designed to relieve pain and prevent further impairment of musculoskeletal functions. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  3. 3. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521• Helping the patient regain overall health and fitness and lead an active routine life.• Designing special devices such as splints, altered footwear and ambulation equipment according to individual patient requirements. Also, teaching the patients to use devices including crutches, canes, walkers and other assistive equipment independently.• Planning therapeutic exercises and personalized treatment plans to achieve desirable outcome and maximum pain relief.• Scheduling rehabilitation programs and awareness classes for patients and family members to help achieve the treatment objectives quickly. Physical therapists also perform detailed therapeutic interventions to ensure quick recovery after surgery.• Taking the initiative to educate patients about self-management abilities that will enable them to lead an independent life http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  4. 4. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 and modifying their physical therapy exercises according to the changes in health conditions. • Recommending and providing treatment modalities such as heat/cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, traction and massage to reduce pain, muscle spasm and inflammation. • Educating the patient as to how to prevent chances of reoccurrence of diseases or pain in the future. • Monitoring physical therapy treatment progress to evaluate present health conditions. Changes are recommended in the treatment protocol depending on overall physical findings. • Keeping updated documents of treatment plans and procedures for further reference.Where One Can Get the Service ofPhysical TherapistsDifferent healthcare settings such as hospitals,specialized physical therapy centers, outpatient http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  5. 5. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521clinics, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes,home care centers and doctors’ offices offerthe service of qualified and experiencedphysical therapists. In a reputable physicaltherapy center, a physical therapist works ina team along with occupational therapists,neurologists, psychologists and otherphysicians to achieve the same goal ofproviding utmost patient care.Posted By: HealthQuesthttp://www.hqbk.com/ http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  6. 6. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521clinics, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes,home care centers and doctors’ offices offerthe service of qualified and experiencedphysical therapists. In a reputable physicaltherapy center, a physical therapist works ina team along with occupational therapists,neurologists, psychologists and otherphysicians to achieve the same goal ofproviding utmost patient care.Posted By: HealthQuesthttp://www.hqbk.com/ http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521

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