Physical Therapy assists patients acquire motor activity. It is used to restore physical body functions, inclusive of joint range and muscle power. It helps patients with physical disabilities attain functional capabilities. The challenge that lies within physical therapy is the selection of appropriate treatment for the patient. Some of the modalities used are therapeutic exercises, heat or cold applications, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage, gait and stair
Physical Therapy is most effective through early intervention. Physical therapy is makes use of adaptive equipment that will enhance mobility, such as walkers, artificial limbs, and wheelchair, and with the training of their use.
Who can benefit from Physical Therapy intervention?
People who experience one or more of the following:
Activities of daily living. dependence. The individual requires assistance due to physical and/or cognitive function loss in the areas of:
- Ambulation (mobility in the home & community)
- Stair Management
- Functional transfers/mobility
Functional Limitations. The individual needs functional training and environmental adaptation due to:
- Lack of sensory cues.
- Impaired attention span.
- Impaired strength.
- Abnormal muscle tone.
- Range of motion limitations.
- Cognitive problems.
- Problems with balance.
- Environmental barriers.
Safety Dependence. during activities of daily living due to:
- High probability of falling
- Abnormal aggressive / destructive behavior
- Loss of skin sensation
- Lack of environmental safety awareness
- Severe pain
- Progressive joint contracture
Therapy by Design is located at the PSN Town Center, 17670 NW 78th Ave, Miami, FL 33015, and serves both Miami-Dade and Broward county: PSN, Hialeah, Plantation, Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Aventura, Opa Locka, Cooper City, Weston, Coral Springs, Margate, Tamarac, Sunrise, Plantation, Miramar, Doral, Sweet Water, Westchester, West Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Brickell, South Miami, Pinecrest, Homestead.
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