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What is Medical Physical Therapy

At Spine & Sport Management Center We Combine The Best

We provide Physical Therapy and other supporting practices

Physical Therapy is …

Physical therapy is a unique science and practice that utilizes a wide variety of procedures to restore function to the body, reduce pain and help prevent future injury.

Spine & Sport’s talented clinical team develop individualized treatment plans to achieve the specific goals of each patient.

After an initial physical examination and diagnosis by our physicians, patients are treated in our own facility. At the first visit, a patient undergoes an initial evaluation and a specific plan of care is designed, in conjunction with the physician’s prescription, to meet the patient’s specific rehabilitative needs.

Under the supervision of our highly educated and specialized therapists, patient goals are established and treatment begins. Various physical therapy modalities may be utilized during treatment to meet the specific needs of each patient, including therapeutic exercise and manual therapy.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (or Physical Therapy) is a medical specialty that helps people regain body functions they lost due to medical conditions or injury. This term is often used to describe the whole medical team, not just the doctors.

Rehabilitation can help many body functions, including bowel and bladder problems, chewing and swallowing, problems thinking or reasoning, movement or mobility, speech, and language.

Many injuries or medical conditions can affect your ability to function:

  • Brain disorders, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, or cerebral palsy
  • Chronic pain, including back and neck pain
  • Major bone or joint surgery, severe burns, or limb amputation
  • Severe arthritis becoming worse over time
  • Severe weakness after recovering from a serious illness (such as infection, heart failure or respiratory failure)
  • Spinal cord injury or brain injury

Physical Therapy &
Rehabilitative Health

Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercises and equipment to help patients regain or improve their physical abilities. Abbreviated PT. PT is appropriate for many types of patients, from infants born with musculoskeletal birth defects, to adults suffering from sciatica or the after effects of injury or surgery, to elderly poststroke patients.

Physical therapy (or Physiotherapy) attempts to address the illnesses, or injuries that limit a person’s abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTs use an individual’s history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan and, when necessary, incorporate the results of laboratory and imaging studies like X-rays, CT-scan, or MRI findings. Electrodiagnostic testing (e.g., electromyograms and nerve conduction velocity testing) may also be used. PT management commonly includes prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy and manipulation, mechanical devices such as traction, education, physical agents which includes heat, cold, electricity, sound waves, radiation, rays, prescription of assistive devices, prostheses, orthoses and other interventions. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles, providing services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes providing therapeutic treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.

Physical therapy is a medical profession which has many specialties including sports, neurology, wound care, EMG, cardiopulmonary, geriatrics, orthopedics, women’s health, and pediatrics. Neurological rehabilitation is in particular a rapidly emerging field. PTs practice in many settings, such as private-owned physical therapy clinics, outpatient clinics or offices, health and wellness clinics, rehabilitation hospitals facilities, skilled nursing facilities, extended care facilities, private homes, education and research centers, schools, hospices, industrial and this workplaces or other occupational environments, fitness centers and sports training facilities.