Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy  is a process where movement potential is assessed and optimized.  Physical rehabilitation is to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability  threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. 


Physical therapists provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems resulting from, for example, back and neck injuries, sprains/strains and fractures, arthritis, burns, amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida, and injuries related to work and sports.  Physical therapists evaluate and diagnose movement dysfunction and use interventions to treat patients.  Interventions may include therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy techniques, assistive and adaptive devices and equipment, physical agents and electrotherapeutic modalities.

Functional movement is central to what it means  to be healthy.