Under what circumstances Physiotherapy helps a person ?
CARDIOVASCULAR AND PULMONARY REHABILITATION PHYSICAL THERAPISTS TREAT A WIDE VARIETY OF INDIVIDUALS WITH CARDIOPULMONARY DISORDERS OR THOSE WHO HAVE HAD CARDIAC OR PULMONARY SURGERY. PRIMARY GOALS OF THIS SPECIALTY INCLUDE INCREASING ENDURANCE AND FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE. MANUAL THERAPY IS USED IN THIS FIELD TO ASSIST IN CLEARING LUNG SECRETIONS EXPERIENCED WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS. DISORDERS, INCLUDING HEART ATTACKS, POST CORONARY BYPASS SURGERY, CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE, AND PULMONARY FIBROSIS, TREATMENTS CAN BENEFIT FROM CARDIOVASCULAR AND PULMONARY SPECIALIZED PHYSICAL THERAPISTS.
Geriatric physical therapy covers a wide area of issues concerning people as they go through normal adult aging but is usually focused on the older adult. There are many conditions that affect many people as they grow older and include but are not limited to the following: arthritis, osteop ...more
Treatment is guided by the findings of the assessment. Based on the unique needs of the patient, various physiotherapeutic treatment methods are employed. Such methods may include musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary physiotherapy techniques. Physiotherapeutic treatment methods are constantly evolving as the field grows.
PT's utilize an individual's history and physical examination in diagnosis and treatment, and if necessary, will incorporate the results of laboratory and imaging studies. Electro diagnostic testing (e.g. electro myo grams and nerve conduction velocity testing) may also be of assistance. PTs practice in many settin ...more