Physical Therapy assists the patient in overcoming the disabling effects of injury or illness primarily by exercise and movement, and also with the assistance of heat, cold, and electrical stimulation.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being.
It involves the interaction between physical therapist (PT), patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists. Physical therapy is performed by either a physical therapist (PT) or an assistant (PTA) acting under their direction.
For more information, please contact , Director of Physical Therapy, at (940) 521-5310.