Physical Activity and PT
We at Orthocare Physical Therapy Center knew how physical activity and physical therapy are closely related. Well, now research backs it up too!
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), physical therapists are trained and licensed movement experts. They can diagnose and treat a range of injuries, disabilities, and health conditions.
What do Physical Therapists Do?
Physical therapists aim to
- Improve a person’s range of movement and quality of life and
- Prevent further injury or disability
- Enhance a person’s physical activity
Licensed physical therapists work in a range of healthcare settings, including outpatient offices, private practices, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health, sports and fitness settings, schools, hospices, occupational settings, government agencies, and research centers.
What is a Physical Therapists’ Training?
A Physical Therapist (PT) receives training that enables them to:
- Conduct a physical exam and evaluation of a person’s movement, flexibility, muscle and joint motion, and performance
- Provide a clinical diagnosis and prognosis, and
- Design plan of care with short- and long-term goals
- Perform physical therapy treatments and interventions
- Give the person with self-management recommendations, including exercises to do at home
What are the Benefits of Physical Therapy and Physical Activity?
Depending on the reason for treatment, the benefits of physical therapy may include:
- Recovery from injury or trauma
- Sports or Athletic injury recovery
- Pain management with reduced need for opioids
- Avoiding surgery
- Improved mobility and movement
- Better Physical Activity
- Fall prevention
- Improved balance
- Management of age-related medical problems
We are proud members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
As physical therapists (PTs), patients often ask us: does PT actually work? This systematic review and meta-analysis – the highest level of evidence there is indicates that
Physical Therapy actually does increase physical activity!
These findings supports our mission @orthocareptc.com of helping you Move Better, Live Better!