These are people who were in a coma, were sick, suffered strokes or had amputations.
A physical therapist will obtain relevant information from the doctor and meet with patients to discuss their medical history. Families and patients receive information about treatments goals, their expectations, and ways to recover. Patients receive a personalized schedule of treatment that includes exercise and massage in addition to hands-on therapy by the physical professional. Progress is tracked and monitored throughout the course of your treatment.
The physical therapist will evaluate the patient’s flexibility, strength and balance. In the event of need, they help the patient use specialized equipment such as prosthetics. Physical therapists work in clinics, hospitals as well as nursing homes and in home health care.
The doctorate is needed as well as a permit to practice as an physical therapy. Therapists with a degree in physical therapy have a fulfilling work in helping others take back their control over their lives and giving them the chance to get back on track.