Physical therapy can help improve mobility, function and motion as well as effectively manage pain after an illness, injury or surgery. Sometimes functional mobility is so limited that the ability to safely leave the home is actually impeded. When this is an issue, receiving physical therapy in the home may be the best option.
National Physical Therapy Month is a great time to highlight the impact that the physical therapy industry has on the individual lives of patients as well as the community as a whole.
October is National Physical Therapy Month! To help spread the word about the benefits of physical therapy, let’s take a look at some of the common diagnoses and lesser known conditions that physical therapy can help!
The words “Direct Access” have been making headlines in the physical therapy profession over the last few weeks – and for good reason. Illinois recently enacted a law allowing residents the ability to begin treatment with a physical therapist without the need to obtain a prescription from their doctor.
Did you know arthritis is not only found in the elderly? That’s right, kids can get arthritis too.
Following surgery, trauma to the tissues surrounding the surgical site is likely present, resulting in swelling and /or bruising. This can be a hindrance to the recovery and early phases of healing, as it can limit motion, increase pain, and – depending on body part/joint – affect walking and function.
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a hot topic in physical therapy right now. Even though it has been around since the 1960s, there has recently been a surge in BFR research that supports how this technique can improve patient outcomes.