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.
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a physical therapist?
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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