Physical Therapy, PT, is a healthcare profession which is concerned with identifying and maximizing the quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment/intervention, and rehabilitation.
Physical therapy is performed by physical therapists, who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives.
PT treatments commonly include:
- Instruction and education for exercise
- Manual therapy
- Education on posture, ergonomics and body awareness
- Therapeutic ultrasound
In addition, PT’s work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. They provide services to individuals and populations to develop maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. Physical Therapy at Culbertson Memorial Hospital has many specialties including: