Physical therapy is an essential component of overall patient health. It focuses on restoring, maintaining, and improving a patient’s mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention.
The process of physical therapy begins with a thorough evaluation of the patient. This usually involves a detailed history taking, physical examination including assessments of posture, joint mobility, muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination, as well as functional movement assessments.
Physical therapy is beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to orthopedic conditions such as post-operative rehabilitation, fractures, sprains, arthritis, and back and neck pain, vertigo and balance issues.