Before people consider visiting a physical therapist, they often ponder what exactly a physical therapist does and what the benefits are. A physical therapist is a licensed professional trained to help patients manage pain and improve or restore full mobility. They often are a good alternative to expensive, dangerous, surgeries and medications that may not even help the affected area to a full extent. Physical therapists develop individualized treatment plans with each and every patient, assuring that the patient will regain lost abilities, improve function, and experience a reduction in pain. They are able to perform their duties in a variety of settings, including:
Physical therapists are required to graduate with a degree specializing in physical therapy. They are then allowed to take a state licensure test, which permits them to practice physical therapy in a certain state.
Physical therapists perform a variety of different practices and techniques on their patients, depending on the patient’s condition and severity of the affected area. Some common types of exercises include:
Physical therapy is beneficial for many reasons. It can help to reduce/eliminate pain, avoid surgery, improve mobility, recover from a stroke, recover/prevent a sports injury, improve balance/prevent falls, manage diabetes, manage age-related conditions, manage heart and lung disease and manage women’s health.
At Madison Physical Therapy located in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, our experienced, knowledgeable, therapists are equipped with the skills to treat a plentitude of conditions and injuries. At Madison Physical Therapy, we treat our patients on an individualized, case by case basis, with the professional care and support you expect from a doctor. Call our Sheepshead Bay location at 718-648-0888 to set up an appointment and alleviate your pain today!