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Physical (manual) therapy is a specialty which includes the assessment, evaluation and management of individuals with functional limitations. If an individual has an injury or illness that results in pain, physical impairment, or limited normal movement/loss of function, a physical therapist can help. Physical therapists also help to prevent injury or loss of functional mobility. 

A customized physical therapy program can help individuals return to their prior level of functioning, and encourage activities and lifestyle changes that can help prevent further injury and improve overall health and wellbeing.


The benefits of physical therapy include: 

  1. Reduce or eliminate pain: Therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques such as joint and soft tissue mobilization or treatments such as ultrasound, taping or electrical stimulation can help relieve pain and restore muscle and joint function to reduce pain.

  2. Avoid surgery: If physical therapy helps to eliminate pain or heal from an injury, surgery may not be needed. Even if surgery is required, the patient may benefit from pre-surgery physical therapy that will help the patient to recover faster.

  3. Improve mobility: If the patient is having trouble standing, walking or moving—no matter the age—physical therapy can help. Stretching and strengthening exercises help restore the patient’s ability to move. By customizing an individual care plan, whatever activity that is important to an individual’s life can be practiced and adapted to ensure maximal performance and safety.

  4. Recover from stroke: It’s common to lose some degree of function and movement after stroke. Physical therapy helps strengthen weakened parts of the body and improve gait and balance. Physical therapists can also improve stroke patients’ ability to transfer and move around in bed so that they can be more independent around the home, and reduce their burden of care for toileting, bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living.

  5. Recover from or prevent a sports injury: Physical therapists understand how different sports can increase the risk for specific types of injuries (such as stress fractures for distance runners). They can design appropriate recovery or prevention exercise programs for the patient to ensure a safe return to their sport.

  6. Assist amputee in pre and post prosthetic fitment stages: Physical therapists help the amputees after their amputations by providing them strengthening and stretching exercises. This helps the amputees to prepare their limb for prosthetic fitment and prevent contracture formation. Following prosthetic fitment, PTs can provide amputees with exercises and therapies to maintain body volume and increase their strength and endurance for using the prosthetic limb.

  7. Improve balance and prevent falls: When the patients begins physical therapy, they get screened for fall risk. If they are at a high risk for falls, therapists will provide exercises that safely and carefully challenge their balance as a way to mimic real-life situations. Therapists also help with exercises to improve coordination and assistive devices to help with safer walking.

  8. Manage diabetes and vascular conditions: As part of an overall diabetes management plan, exercise can help effectively control blood sugar.  Additionally, people with diabetes may have problems with sensation in their feet and legs. Physical therapists can also help provide and educate these patients on proper foot care to prevent further problems down the road.

  9. Manage age-related issues: As patients age, they may develop arthritis or osteoporosis or need a joint replacement. Physical therapists are experts in helping patients recover from joint replacement, and manage arthritic or osteoporotic conditions conservatively.

  10. Manage heart and lung disease: While patients may complete cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or procedure, they also receive physical therapy if their daily functioning is affected. For pulmonary problems, physical therapy can improve quality of life through strengthening, conditioning and breathing exercises, and help patients clear fluid in the lungs.

  11. Manage women health and other conditions: Women have specific health concerns, such as with pregnancy and post-partum care. Physical therapists can offer specialized management of issues related to women’s health.

Additionally, PT can provide specialized treatment for:  Bowel incontinence, breast cancer, constipation, fibromyalgia, lymphedema, male pelvic health, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence.


If you have questions about how physical therapy may help you or someone you care about, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information (0091-8800973649, 0091-9315414056)

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