Physical Therapy Services

physical Therapy Services person runningThe goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. Physical therapists help people maximize their quality of life, looking at physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing. They work in the health spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation.

They provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. Physical therapists provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help patients during any stage of life when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.  Physical therapists can also help with recovery after some surgeries.

In many cases, physical therapists can help patients reduce pain and improve mobility without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.

Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manager their conditions so that long-term health benefits can be achieved. Physical therapists examine each individual to develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness- oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Physical therapists are qualified and professionally required to:

  • Undertake a comprehensive examination/assessment of the patient/client or needs of a client group
  • Evaluate the findings from the examination/assessment to make clinical judgements regarding patients/clients
  • formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and plan
  • provide consultation within their expertise and determine when patients/clients need to be referred to another healthcare professional
  • implement a physical therapist intervention/treatment programme
  • determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments
  • make recommendations for self-management.

Ask your provider at your next appointment how physical therapy can help improve your quality of life or call our office today to schedule a consult!

Physical Therapy Providers

Florianna Pattacciato, DPT