Physical Therapy Explained

/Physical Therapy Explained

Physical Therapy Explained

By | 2018-03-27T15:22:39-04:00 February 4th, 2014|

“Physical Therapy” is a term that encompasses a universe of treatments, techniques and approaches to healing and optimal physical function. In general, physical therapy entails an individualized treatment program that guides a patient through the process of rehabilitation after injury, pain from overuse, or surgery. The goal of a physical therapist is both to treat and to teach. When a patient begins a physical therapy program, the therapist employs a combination of treatment techniques—and, in the process, attempts to empower the patient to incorporate rehabilitative disciplines into his or her daily routine.

DASHA® “independent client providers” might address any of numerous different types of conditions. Some of the physical therapy treatment protocols we regularly create and administer help patients with the following:

  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Post-orthopedic surgery
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle strains/sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Recovery from heart attack
  • Spina bifida
  • Torticollis

The primary considerations in any physical therapy are the needs and history of the individual. A physical therapy protocol, in order to be effective, must treat more than pain symptoms. It must rest upon a foundation of close consultation and diagnostic thoroughness. The physical therapy offered by DASHA® “independent client providers” offers that level of individual attention. Whether the rehabilitation needed is for a hip replacement patient or a person suffering from trauma to the brain, we are equipped to offer a comprehensive and effective physical therapy program.

Some physical therapy patients need help with managing congenital and/or degenerative disorders.DASHA® “independent client providers” are specially trained to plan and administer rehabilitation services for managing conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cystic fibrosis, and cerebral palsy.

The common theme uniting most physical therapy patients is the experience of pain as a daily, recurring part of life. DASHA® “independent client providers” put a high priority on first helping to stop the pain. DASHA® “independent client providers” are highly trained in methods of pain management and relief. Once the patient is no longer experiencing debilitating pain, the focus of physical therapy then turns to improved quality of life and healing.

You can count on DASHA® “independent client providers” to develop a unique program for each patient—with the goal of relieving pain, restoring independent mobility, and regaining full range of motion. They attempt to do all of this in a way that fits conveniently into your lifestyle and schedule—and in a manner that is attentive to your overall fitness and health. DPhysical therapy as just one of the many important services for our patients seeking overall, lifelong personal wellness.

About the Author:

Shannon Russo-Pollack (SHA) is the Founder of DASHA® and powerhouse behind the DASHA brand. SHA strategically works with medical, wellness and lifestyle professionals who have a like minded philosophy of total body health and well-being. Using her entrepreneur skills, healthy lifestyle and passion for fitness to inspire others.