Happy National Physical Therapy Month everybody! All month we nationally celebrate the profession of physical therapy, so let us inform you of this dynamic and continuously growing career field.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association, Physical therapists examine patients and develop a plan of care that promotes movement, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability. The physical therapist utilizes a team effort, working with the patient, family members, and other healthcare providers to ensure the goals of the plan of care are met and the patient outcomes are optimal.
Physical therapists work in a multitude of practice settings, some examples of common settings are the following:
Acute Care – A short-term setting where the physical therapist works with patients who have undergone surgery, illness, accident, or recovery from trauma. Once the patient has been deemed medically stable, they are discharged.
Outpatient Clinic – physical therapists in this setting address musculoskeletal (orthopedic) and neuromuscular injuries or impairments in an office, clinic, or other health care facility
Home Health – physical therapy is provided in the patient’s home, skilled nursing facility, group home, or other community setting
Physical therapists treat a variety of conditions including cardiopulmonary, hand therapy, musculoskeletal, neurological, pediatrics, sports injuries, and women’s health/pelvic floor therapy. If you have any questions about the various conditions we treat here at Forever Fit Physical Therapy, feel free to check out the Services section of our website or call us during our business hours. Make sure to contact a physical therapist today to let them know how much you appreciate them!