What Field Of Physical Therapy

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Intro to PT Paper There are many areas, settings in Physical therapy .Such as Pediatrics, acute care, aquatics, geriatrics, education, oncology and so much more. I will be explaining what field of physical therapy that I strongly feel of pursuing and my least favorite field. Then I will give my whys and why nots feedback for each field that I talk about. In the area of acute care, physical therapy is provided to patients who are admitted to a hospital for a short-term period of time. They can be admitted for reasons such as an accident, a surgery, or recovery from trauma. The pathologies often seen in acute care are the following: cardiovascular atrophy, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, rheumatoid arthritis, amputations, knee…show more content…
Aquatic physical therapy interventions are designed to improve and maintain function, aerobic capacity, balance, coordination and agility, muscle strength, endurance, and postural stabilization (Pagliarulo) Pediatrics - The pediatric physical therapist works with children of all ages and their families in helping the child to achieve functional movement after an injury or with a disability. Some pathologies seen in this area include, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, arthrogryposis, and muscular dystrophy. The physical therapy will assess or evaluate areas such as the child’s joint flexibility, posture, endurance, balance, coordination, muscle strength, muscle tone, motor control, motor planning, functional movement, equipment needs, and work to determine if the child would benefit from physical therapy services in order to help alleviate a motor problem. Geriatrics- In this setting its groups of Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants working with elderly patients and their needs. Geriatrics physical therapy can take place in a hospital setting, nursing homes, rehab facilities, and private clinical settings. Pathologies vary from hip fractures, total hip or knee replacements, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and strokes. Many other medical diagnosis such as, amputations, heart condition, diabetes, and bladder
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