When you’re working hard enough, it does not always necessarily mean that at the end of the day, you should feel sick and very tired. This is especially for those who spend most of their work hours with their butts glued in their seats and their eyes to the computer’s monitor or the laptop’s screen. If you are one of those people, you are most prone to pains: nape, back, and even in other parts of your body.
Going to a physical therapist means only one thing – you want to get your full range of motion back and to remove the pain when doing so. The cause of your restricted movement and pain may be because of an injury, an accident, an illness or a disease but it is the physical therapists job to get you back to how you were before it all happened or darned close to it.
Now, visiting a physical therapist can be a scary proposition for some but if you prepare yourself you can get not only the answers you seek but also the healing you want and need so you can be your old self again. This means being prepared so your initial and subsequent visits are productive such that it can bring you one step closer each time to your complete recovery. Continue reading
If you find it hard to move or your range of motion is limited and you’re suffering pain because of it then physical therapy can help. With physical therapy you can get back that range of motion that you’ve lost and lose the pain in the process so you can get back to your feet (literally and figuratively) in no time at all.
Whether from an injury or from a debilitating illness or disease physical therapy can help you recover from it and avoid future injury or strengthen the area affected by the illness. You will be able to live with the injury or illness without losing much in the way of motion or enjoyment of life.
There are a number of injuries or illnesses that physical therapy can help you with. Chances are if you have any of these you can get physical therapy for it so you can get back up again and continue living the way you’ve always have. Continue reading
For those who have suffered an injury or debilitating disease that pretty much limited their range of movement and made them suffer pain in the process then physical therapy is a godsend. After all, it is a field wherein the patient is rehabilitated so that they get their range of motion back, improve their physical functionality to what it was before the injury or disease and relieve them of their pain as much as possible.
The person that helps them do all this is the physical therapist. He is the well trained, well educated person whose job it is to do all of the things mentioned above for the sake of their patients. They use a variety of tools at their disposal from diagnosis to exercise to massages in order to accomplish all this. Continue reading
From just the title alone you probably would have surmised by now that the role of the physical therapist assistant is just that – to assist the physical therapist in implementing the rehabilitation of patients wanting to get their range of motion back. While they don’t have their own patients they do handle some of the selected components of the patient rehab program as well collect any data arising from the treatments given as well as well as make any modifications to such under the supervision of the physical therapist.
Like the physical therapists, PTAs handle all individual patients regardless of age. This means they may be assisting on a young patient one day and an elderly patient the next. As long as these patients have a medical or health related problem that limits their abilities to move and function properly they can be handled by the PTAs. Continue reading
Your back is very important to you. Not to say that the rest of your body isn’t as important but let’s face it – your back is the one supporting you every day whether you’re sitting down or standing up. Not taking care of it can cause you a world of pain and this can drastically limit your range of movement such that enjoying life as you do now won’t be as easy or as pain free.
Back pain is nothing new. As long as we have had backs we have had back pain problems. That’s normal but that being said we do tend to do more that can actually hasten the onset of back problems. Continue reading
In order to get back your range of motion without any further pain your best bet is to get some physical therapy. A physical therapist is able to help you get back your range of motion because that is what they are trained to do. Much like a doctor is trained to fix your illness or disease a physical therapist is trained to fix your physical injury restrictions so you can get back into doing what you love to do.
That said, it is quite unfortunate that you hear a lot of stories about physical therapy that can be confusing to many people who may have wanted to, or could have used the services of physical therapy. That said, with some clarification and checking you will find that physical therapy is not what you probably have heard and at the same time what you have heard. Continue reading