Exploring The Different Types Of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation
Posted By: Becky Davis - 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AM

Physical therapy (PT) can transform your life if you need the help that it provides. It might surprise you that this therapy can have such an impact on your health and well being or in the life of someone you love. PT is a long-standing discipline that has been developed over many years. There are many different ways a physical therapist can help with the challenges that you face after an injury, illness, or surgery.

Rehabilitation after surgery

Some PT is designed specifically for post-surgery rehabilitation. A variety of techniques are used by physical therapists to help patients regain strength, coordination and motor control. There are many different types of facilities that offer PT, as well as other beneficial therapies to help with recovery after a surgery.

Physical therapy for the elderly

As your body ages, it can become weaker. This is especially true for those who develop poor posture or live an unhealthy lifestyle. Geriatric physical therapy is designed to teach older persons how to use their muscles safely and in a more efficient manner. Developing better habits of body movement will help you avoid injury as you age.

Physical therapy for balance or vestibular issues

You may not notice how your body keeps you balanced until you lose your ability to walk straight. Vestibular PT is designed to help patients overcome inner ear problems that can destroy balance. If your balance is off, it can become seriously debilitating, especially if you are experiencing vertigo and dizziness. Physical therapy helps teach your body to use its muscles for better balance.

Physical therapy for neurological conditions

The nervous system is designed to help your brain control your body. Spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, strokes, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease attack the nervous system. Unfortunately most of these neurological problems are unlikely to be cured. But you can improve your quality of life with PT. Learning to practice small and therapeutic exercises will help make managing the impact of neurological disorders easier.

Physical therapy for orthopedic problems

Recovering muscle strength after an injury is what orthopedic PT was designed for. You might be surprised how the targeted, precise exercises given to you by a physical therapist can help your musculoskeletal system over time.

Physical therapy for cardiac or pulmonary needs

If you have a serious cardiovascular or pulmonary problem, your goal may be to develop independence. Cardiopulmonary PT can help you do this. Cardiac issues include heart attack or pulmonary fibrosis. Physical therapy helps with growing strength in your most important muscles, including your heart, and increases your endurance.

Physical rehabilitation therapy in Amarillo, Texas

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