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A physical therapist can specialize in the areas of neurological, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary, pediatric and orthopedics. This kind of treatment has very long history. It is practiced from ancient days which started by Hippocrates in 460 BC.
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March 23, 2010 - PRLog -- There are several types of physical therapy jobs available for a physical therapist.  Physical therapy is also termed as Physiotherapy. This type of therapy involves health care rehabilitation treatments for individuals developing, maintaining and restoring maximum movement of body throughout their life. The treatments generally include conditions where movement and functioning of the body are threatened by aging, disease, injury and environmental factors. Physical therapists are medical professionals who are trained to perform these kinds of treatments on patients. This is not a job just anyone can perform. You will need to obtain a degree in this specialized field of health care and once coursework is successfully completed, you may become a therapist. This branch of health care science has brought wonderful results for patients. Improved body movements and functionality are the results of these treatments especially for those who are aging or are accident victims. Physical therapy treatments not only improve your physical ailments, but also improve your emotional, physiological status thus bettering your social life.

Physical therapy treatments are also performed by the assistants of a physical therapist performing action under the guidance of therapist. The treatments involve interaction between a therapist, a patient, care givers, families and communities in a process where movement potential is accessed and goals are achieved. The therapist also prepares a plan of care for the treatments where the patient’s history and goals are described. With this document the therapist looks at every aspect of treatment given to patient giving them a healthy new life. Based on the study and observed treatment result of the recovery status of the patient the therapist also incorporates electro diagnostic testing. The electro diagnostic testing is electromyograms and nerve conduction velocity testing of the patient. This treatment is not only limited to clinic’s but also the therapist incorporates treatments for patients in schools, industrial workplace, private homes, sports training facilities, education and research centers, other occupational centers, fitness center. These extended facilities also include offices, inpatient rehabilitation facilities with skilled nursing facilities.

A Physical therapist will practice in the areas of neurologic, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary, pediatric and orthopedic. These kinds of treatments have had a very long history. It has been practiced since ancient days when started by Hippocrates in 460 BC. It was later followed by Galenus who followed after Hippocrates. In that period this treatment was done manually. No advance equipment was available for better treatment. Just after the development of orthopedics, machines such as the Gymnasticon were developed for the treatment of joints. Physical therapy education is provided in different way in many countries. There is a world council of physical therapy. There is diversity even in the quality of education provided to the students. In any country a student who attains a degree in physical therapy education becomes a professional therapist. Today there are many requirements for therapist having the necessary skills to treat patients. The education of therapy is long and a student must choose his specialty in order to become a therapy specialist. There are the six most common specialty areas of rehabilitation therapy and they include pediatric, orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, neurological, Geriatric and Integumentary.


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