What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is a skilled profession that treats individuals of all ages who have medical conditions and/or injuries that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
Physical Therapy will begin with an examination and clinical evaluation by a Licensed Physical Therapist. The therapist then determines the presence and extent of impairment and functional limitations and then will develop an individualized plan of care based of those findings. The plan of care consists of treatment techniques that promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent injuries.
The goal of Physical Therapy is to teach individuals how to take care of themselves by instructing them in exercises and how to use their body to properly gain strength and mobility and prevent recurring injury.
Physical Therapy provides help for millions of people every day. Individuals may seek Physical Therapy as an alternative to medication or surgery, or at least as the first step in hoping to avoid these.
When is Physical Therapy Appropriate?
Physical Therapy is appropriate for individuals who have conditions that keep them from performing their activities of daily living.
These conditions may include:
Why should you choose Bellefontaine Physical Therapy?
We have an experienced team of Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who work together to provide the best patient care. We take a hands on approach in treating our patients with a variety of specialized techniques including: