Physical Therapy: What It Is?
Physical therapists have various titles in different countries: in various nations, physical therapists are called physiotherapists. Some states have their own variant of the term physical therapist, like kinesiologist. They are all under the same profession.
Physical therapists provide services that improve, preserve and renew people’s maximum mobility and functional capacity. They can help people at any stage of life when movement and function are intimidated by injury, aging, disorders, diseases, environmental factors, and conditions.
Physical therapists help people maximize their nature of life, looking at psychological, emotional physical, and social well being. They work in the health fields of prevention, treatment/intervention, promotion, habilitation, and rehabilitation.
Physical therapists are required to:
Undertake a thorough examination/assessment.
Evaluate the rsults from the assessment/examination to make clinical decisions regarding patients/clients.
Create a diagnosis, plan and prognosis .
Give consultation within their expertise and determine when patients/clients need to be referred to another healthcare professional.
Implement a physical therapist intervention/treatment program.
Determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments.
Make recommendations for self-management.