What is Physical Therapy?

What is Physical Therapy?

  • the treatment of injuries/disorders using physical methods, such as exercise, massage and heat;
  • therapy designed to improve mobility and keep muscles lengthened;
  • therapy aimed at recovery from weakness, loss of coordination or limited endurance;
  • therapeutic exercises instructed to treat a disease or disability;
  • therapy that can restore function and prevent physical disability following disease, injury or loss of body part;
  • therapy that can treat pain in muscles, nerves, joints and bones;
  • therapy that can improve function of a limb.