Physical Therapy Is The Health Profession

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Physical therapy is the health profession that provides treatment and management of physical disability, malfunction, or pain via various modalities, and without the use of medicines, surgery, or radiation [1]. An individual who practices physical therapy is known as a physical therapist. Physical therapists are experts of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems, and they evaluate and treat patients for issues that involve those systems [2]. The role of a physical therapist is to evaluate patients, and to provide treatment to patients that focus primarily on movement. This includes, but is not limited to, restoration of movement as well as improving movement, reducing pain levels, returning function that may have been lost, and improving function.[2] “The most predominant clinical setting where physical therapists… provide care include hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practices, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health, school systems, and sport centers [2].” Typically, to receive access to the services provided by a physical therapist, a patient has to be referred to a physical therapist by a physician. [2] Therefore, physical therapy is usually a secondary health care. The profession of physical therapy sounds fantastic, because it is. However, the art of physical therapy wasn’t just born a perfect creature; it took some time to develop as a great profession.
The official history of physical therapy is a history that is quite new, and barely dates
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