What is Physical Therapy?

February 18, 2016

Physical Therapy (PT) is a health care specialty provided by a licensed Therapist with a concentration on evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system. Practitioners utilize hands on techniques such as mobilization, manipulation, neuromuscular re-education and massage to assist with restoration of normal range of motion. Therapists also use therapeutic exercise and modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, heat and ice to assist with managing pain and swelling, to regain range of motion and improve strength.