Physical therapy is one of the treatment modalities to treat orthopaedic conditions where specially designed exercises and equipment help patients restore their normal physical activities. Physical therapy is advised when the health problems make it hard to move around and make your daily activities uneasy and is an essential part of both operative and nonoperative treatment plans.
Physical therapists are trained practitioners who guide you about physiotherapies. They assess and treat varieties of conditions that affect the physical function of adults and children. They are often able to relieve pain and help to resume daily activities. They work in health care systems in both hospitals and community.
Physical therapy can provide relief from long term health problems. Physical therapists may use exercise programs, manual therapy, education and other techniques such as heat, ice, ultrasound, dry needling, and electrical stimulation to provide rehabilitation. They evaluate and diagnose movement dysfunction and treat patients accordingly. Interventions may include therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy techniques, assistive and adaptive devices, equipment, physical agents, and electrotherapeutic modalities.