What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a form of rehabilitative medicine aimed at helping patients maintain, recover, or improve their physical abilities. Physical Therapy also means the treatment of any pain, disease, or injury by physical means. A physical therapist works with patients whose movements and life may be impaired by aging, disease, injury, environmental factors, or sporting hazards.

Goals of Physical Therapy

  1. To educate patients on the principles of stretching and strengthening, which will in turn, help manage pain and accelerate tissue healing.
  2. To educate patients on proper posture and ergonomic principles to preserve the spine. 
  3. To accelerate the stages of healing, which focus on:
    • Reducing pain and the inflammatory cycle
      • Educate regarding posture and resting in neutral position 
    • Restoring muscular flexibility, joint mobility, and spine motion
      • Introduce specific stretching exercises and progressions to abolish pain and stiffness to specific regions with high frequency and repetitions 
    • Strengthening the involved muscles
      • Teach how to maintain the new postures 
    • Returning to normal activities
      • Create new awareness of body mechanics and daily stretching for life

What is Pilates?

  1. Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment. It evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs.
  2. It is a safe, sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates also improves strength, flexibility, agility and economy of motion. 

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