“Physical therapists are good people to know”

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In an editorial that appeared in PT Magazine the publisher remarked:
Physical therapists are good people to know. They’re educated in understanding the interaction of all your body parts. Their hands-on approach begins with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the immediate problem. Then they teach you how to take care of yourself by showing you how to do exercises and how to use your body properly to gain strength and mobility and prevent recurring injury. You’ll find them advising on proper posture and body motion in the work place, treating injuries, consulting on fitness, and administering physical therapy in the home. Today physical therapists provide help for every part of the body to everyone from infants to the elderly — more than 1 million people every day!”
Our experience with physical therapists is that they spend some of their sessions on the long term goals with stretches, range of motion, and general strengthening and then spend the rest of the session working on specific exercises aimed at shorter term goals.

In an editorial that appeared in PT Magazine in October 1999, the publisher remarked:  “Physical therapists are good people to know. They’re educated in understanding the interaction of all your body parts. Their hands-on approach begins with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the immediate problem. Then they teach you how to take care of yourself by showing you how to do exercises and how to use your body properly to gain strength and mobility and prevent recurring injury. You’ll find them advising on proper posture and body motion in the work place, treating injuries, consulting on fitness, and administering physical therapy in the home. Today physical therapists provide help for every part of the body to everyone from infants to the elderly — more than 1 million people every day!”  Our experience with physical therapists is that they spend some of their sessions on the long term goals with stretches, range of motion, and general strengthening and then spend the rest of the session working on specific exercises aimed at shorter term goals.
Source: The Brain Injury Recovery Network

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