Physical therapy is a health care profession that aims to maintain and improve movement and functional ability of individuals. Physical therapists often work with physicians and health care professionals to restore motor skills, balance, coordination and overall endurance and physical fitness of people who have met with an accident or are suffering from a congenital disease.
Injuries due to accidents can debilitate a person's ability to move around. After the wounds have healed, many individuals are referred by their physicians to physical therapists who help them bring their bodies back to normal working conditions. These professionals concentrate on improving the motion, flexibility, and endurance of the injured parts of the body. Their aim is to restore proper motor control and relieve any pain or discomfort that the patient may be suffering due to injury.
Besides treating those suffering from injuries due to accidents, physical therapy is also useful for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS, or brain injury. They are also helpful in treating infants and adolescents with congenital birth defects that made them lose their motor skills, balance and coordination.
Rusty Nelson, DPT
Phone: (304) 647-1175