What Is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy, also known as functional rehabilitation, is a program designed to help the patient improve or maintain functional abilities (eg activities of daily living). Physical therapy includes building strength, flexibility and endurance, and learning proper biomechanics (eg posture) for spine stability and injury prevention.
These treatment usually include passive and active treatments. Passive treatments include orthopaedic manipulation, electrical stimulation, myofascial release, ultrasound and heat/ice. Active treatment includes therapeutic exercise such as floor exercise, exercise on special equipment and aquatic therapy.