Physical Therapists Remodel the Way They Handle Injuries
Bangor 1/03/2011 04:52 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Thanks to antiquated images that people have when it comes to physical therapy many individuals are unaware of the other benefits a physical therapist can offer in addition to helping patient overcome injuries.
Individuals who have experienced an injury have recently been surprised by what they discover when they visit a physical therapist. The old preconceived notion of simply doing exercises kicks in until the patient discovers the unexpected with a physical therapist.
The profession of physical therapy has drastically changed as a result of modern advancements. For this reason many patients are amazed on their initial visit to a physical therapist when they find that the physical therapist performs a multitude of services to help heal an injury.
Physical therapists are qualified to do an overall health and wellness evaluation in addition to treating an injury. By assessing the overall health status of the patient they can create an individualized plan to treat the injury as well as improve other health issues they discover in the evaluation. If a patient is injured the chances are good there are other weaknesses present in the body. A physical therapist can target the weakness and include the treatment in a comprehensive personalized strategy.
A physical therapist will also include a treatment plan for the injury in the overall personalized treatment regimen which will help to prevent the injury from recurring in the future. The personalized program includes educating the patient on health and fitness, improving other weaknesses in the body, dietary recommendations, fitness regimen, and weight loss if necessary.
The nice part is patients receive the support and guidance of the physical therapist throughout the year. The advantage of this is the ability to monitor and troubleshoot health changes if they transpire and then adjust the personalized regimen according to the changes in the patient’s health.
Physical therapists now offer a personalized plan for healing an injury along with an individualized health and wellness plan tailored to the individual. This type of strategy is like having a personalized health monitoring service which not only heals an injury but prevents it from happening in the future. What’s more if the physical therapist discovers any health issues they can immediately provide a holistic approach for treatment or, if the problem requires medical attention they will readily refer patients to a physician for further treatment.
So for patients with physical injuries a visit to a physical therapist offers a lot more than they bargained for with benefits that are exclusive to seeking the expertise of a physical therapist.
About Carol Lane:
Carol Lane has been a health-and-wellness expert for over 18 years.
Lane served as a physical therapist in the Army for four years, ensuring the men and women fighting for our freedom remained fit and well. Lane has also spent seven years working in various rehab facilities and home health agencies helping children and adults take care of themselves.
In 1998, Lane established her own practice, Results Physical Therapy. Results initially specialized in older adult exercise programs and manual therapy, and then expanded to preventive care for adults of all ages, which allows patients to handle problems before they become serious as well as maintaining the health they have. In 2006, she expanded her practice to the Greater Bangor and Dexter areas in Maine.
Lane has a B.S. in physical therapy from Daemen College, and a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, and a minor in healthcare administration from San Marcos State University. Her patients say they like the opportunity to take better care of themselves in a friendly, enjoyable environment which she and her team strive to achieve on a continual basis. Visit http://www.resultsphysicaltherapy.org