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Common questions about for a Physical Therapist

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is assisting clients recover from an accident, injury or surgery. Physical therapy also helps clients when their bodies are changing in a way that is affecting their daily physical activities.

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What happens in a normal physical therapy session?

The following are some of the activities that happen during a physical therapy session:

  • Education of clients on what to do daily that will not be injurious to their health
  • Applying practical methods such as joint mobilization for a stiff joint or massaging tight muscles
  • Employing manual manipulation by using direct manual force to increase joint movement
  • Helping patients to go through prescribed exercises like low-level stretches and a well-rounded strengthening program
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Why is the physical therapy program taking longer than planned?

Why must patients do home exercises for physical therapy?

Is there any difference between physical therapy and occupational therapy?

How much do similar professions to physical therapist get paid?

How does physical therapy vary for older adults?

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