Physical Therapy: Delving Deeper
Physical therapy is a science-based profession that focuses on your well being as a whole instead of focusing on individual ailments.
Whether it is physical therapy for back pain, a sports injury, or keeping your joints limber throughout the aging process, Universal Physical Therapy's physical rehabilitation center provides a much needed service for treating all those aches and pains that affect your day to day activities.
Combining their knowledge of the human body and how it works, along with the clinical skills they acquire through their education, physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat the symptoms presented by their clients, including illnesses, injuries, or disabilities.
Areas of Physical Therapy
The ailments treated to at a physical therapy clinic are many but can be boiled down to four major areas of focus. With a focus on neuro-musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological and respiratory issues, the therapists at Universal Physical Therapy provide rehabilitation for your limbs, lungs, brain and heart.
This is the type of ailment most associated with physiotherapy. When you experience back pain, sports injuries, injuries from a vehicular accident, or arthritis, this is included in the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Pediatric and geriatric physical therapy can fall heavily into this category due to physical birth defects and fall related injuries.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. To keep your heart happy, the rest of your body has to be working well, and physiotherapy is an integral part of prevention and recovery when it comes to your cardiovascular system.
Physiotherapy treatment can assist individuals who not only have a physical impairment, but neurological impairments as well. This includes traumatic brain injury or stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease. At physical rehabilitation centers, therapists can maximize or even enhance the functional ability of a client suffering from one of these impairments.
While physiotherapy is normally performed on a hands on physical level, when working with the respiratory system with issues such as asthma or cystic fibrosis, the process is a little different. Therapists with a background in respiratory physiology also help you with your breathing. This involves coaching to reduce breathlessness, improve the efficiency of ventilation, reduce pain and educate clients on the best way to carry out daily tasks and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
If you are looking for a quick fix or temporary relief for pain symptoms, expand your goals! Physical therapy can offer so much more. With our whole body approach, Universal Physical Therapy can offer our clients permanent wellness.
As we age, humans take on pains, and in the fast paced world we live in, recovery can go by the wayside. Too many of us learn to live with that small headache or nagging lower back pain, but you don't have to.
Taking a personalized approach to therapy, we are able to keep your whole system happy and healthy. Recovery from surgery will be easier, you can get rid of headaches and back pain for good and remain active through your entire life.