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Take a look at how Physical Therapy is benefiting thousands of people around the world!
How Can physical therapy help?
"In physical therapy, trained professionals evaluate and treat abnormal physical function related to, for example, an injury, disability, disease or condition. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a physical therapist is a trained and licensed medical professional with experience in diagnosing physical abnormalities, restoring physical function and mobility, maintaining physical function, and promoting physical activity and proper function..."
News From NEXT: Physical Therapy and Movement Are Key to Slowing the Aging Process, Contends McMillan Lecturer
"Physical therapy may not be a souped-up DeLorean, a table-top machine, or a twistable pendant that takes its users backward in time, but unlike the fictional Doc Brown, Time Traveler, or Hermione Granger, physical therapists can use real-life tools to at least slow it down. Richard Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA, in his delivery of the 48th Mary McMillan Lecture on June 22, said that as physical therapists "we change time. We routinely turn over the hourglass" and through interventions "reset the aging clock of the human body..."
Physical Therapy Helps Man Avoid Surgery and Maintain Mobility
"Two years ago, 49-year-old Roberto was on his way back from the US Open in New York with his father. While on the subway platform, he slipped and fell, fracturing his right shoulder bone. Roberto was already suffering from spinal stenosis in his back at the time of his injury. Taking anti-inflammatories to treat pain were not an option for him due to an existing diverticular disease. When he had taken them previously, they made him so sick that he ended up in the emergency room..."
10 Reasons Why Physical Therapy is Beneficial
"Physical therapy helps people of all ages who have medical conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their regular ability to move and function. A customized physical therapy program can help individuals return to their prior level of functioning, and encourage activities and lifestyle changes that can help prevent further injury and improve overall health and well being. Primary care doctors often refer patients to physical therapy at the first sign of a problem, since it is considered a conservative approach to managing problems. Wondering what makes physical therapy so important?..."