What is Physical Therapy?

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December 4, 2019 0 Comment

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy helps patients suffering from pain to regain physical function related to injury, disability, disease or condition. Physical Therapists are trained professionals who evaluate and plan a recovery system for your specific type of ailment. There are many times to physical therapies that are available with different techniques for rehabilitation. Muscle Activation San Jose is also a type of physical therapy to help anyone suffering from chronic pain

What Does a Physical Therapist Do?

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Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. Physical therapy is an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention for patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries. 

The job of a physical therapist is to assist patients in all phases of healing. This includes the initial diagnosis through the restorative and preventive stages of recovery. Physical therapy can be the solution to many pain ailments or it may be in support of other treatments. Some patients are referred to a physical therapist by their doctor, while others seek therapy themselves.

What To Expect at Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy can take time for the process to work. Just like any injury, recovery and rehabilitation do not happen overnight. Muscle Activation Technique offers the same expectations for treatment as physical therapy. Here is what physical therapy and MAT will involve:

  • The client will have a physical exam and evaluation, including health history and certain testing procedures, like evaluating posture and range of motion, movement and flexibility, and of muscle and joint motion and performance
  • Receive a clinical diagnosis, prognosis, plan of action for short and long term goals
  • Receive treatment with the professional and intervention based on the therapist’s evaluation and diagnosis
  • Receive self-management recommendations for at home

Patients often train with a physical therapist in exercises that they can do at home, to help them in their recovery.

MAT is a non-invasive technique to strengthen the Central Nervous System communicating with the muscular system (biomechanical system) to improve how the muscles protect bones and joints. Like PT, the goal is to improve the ailment and quality of life for the client.

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