September 10th, 2012
August 8th, 2012
November 10th, 2010
Sean M. Sumner, M.D.
Physical Therapy Candidates
Physical therapy has been used for years to help people function on a day to day basis with minimal pain and discomfort. Physical therapy consists of a therapist assessing a patient's ability to function, monitoring motor function, improving balance and coordination, increasing muscle strength, improving range of motion, creating treatment plans for the rehabilitation facility as well as at home, and recording a patient's progress. They also instruct patients on how to use therapeutic medical devices such as canes and crutches, wheelchairs, braces, artificial limbs...etc.
The advantages of physical therapy for individuals that require it are bountiful and the results for most are life altering. While physical therapy is usually required for those with permanent disabilities, other people benefit greatly from physical therapy sessions as well. Those people include:
Physical therapy uses non-invasive techniques to promote healing and restore function in individuals that need it. Physical therapy also focuses on health, fitness, and overall well-being. Most people can benefit from physical therapy, so it is important to discuss this method of rehabilitation with your doctor.