Physical Treatment Of Physical Therapy

966 WordsAug 29, 20144 Pages
Physical therapy is defined as the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical method. To me, physical therapy is more complex than just the physical treatment. Physical therapy means that someone is able to live more freely and independently without being bound by my physical ailments. Physical therapy can not only help someone live an active and healthy lifestyle, but it can also give someone back their freedom to continue to live the way they want to live their life. A team of physical therapists work to provide the utmost care to the patients in order for each individual to regain a state of satisfactory living. I have personal experience with therapy. In July of 2013, I was hit by an automobile while operating a motorcycle. My entire right leg was damaged during the impact, and my femur and tibia were fractured. I lost most of the function of my right leg for six months and was wheelchair bound. My accident took away my life, my independence, and my ability to live happily. Physical therapy does not just provide assistance in ways of physical healing. It is a holistic—physical, emotional, and social—form of treatment that encompasses emotional healing and social assistance growth as well. As living creatures, we rely so much on our bodies in order to transport us to places we need to be, work to get our needs meet, and to enjoy ourselves. When something happens that causes the bodies abilities to change, it can affect every aspect of a person’s life.
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