Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, often abbreviated as PT, is a branch of rehabilitative health that aims to restore and improve physical function and mobility. It is provided by trained and licensed professionals known as physical therapists (PTs) who work closely with patients to address a wide range of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and other conditions. The primary goal of physical therapy is to help individuals regain movement and manage pain, whether recovering from surgery, injury, or illness. PT sessions typically involve a combination of targeted exercises, manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilization and massage, and modalities like ultrasound and electrical stimulation. Beyond treatment, physical therapists educate patients about preventing injury and maintaining overall health through exercise and proper body mechanics. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in enhancing quality of life and facilitating independence for people of all ages and abilities.