Physical therapy different methods aside from drugs or surgery to treat illness or injury. Physical therapists help rehabilitate the body in order to increase flexibility, range of motion, or over all functionality of the body. A licensed physical therapist administers physical therapy.
What is Physical Therapy used for?
Physical therapy is used to promote a healthy and pain free lifestyle. Physical therapy can be used for treating any illness or injury that limits mobility or any functional activities. It can also be used as a preventative method so one does not lose the ability to perform daily functions with the body.
How is Physical Therapy Applied?
A physical therapist will evaluate the patients history and examine their physical abilities to come to a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis has been reached, the physical therapist will create a management plan which can include daily exercises, education, manual therapy, manipulation, mobilization, and massage. Some mechanical devices or application of hot/cold packs may also be used. Physical therapists can also administer electric stimulation, sound waves, and radiation. There are many different methods and procedures used by practitioners.
Physical Therapy and the ASTR Specialty
Advanced Soft Tissue Release (abbreviated as ASTR) is a new physical therapy specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. ASTR treats pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by releasing scar tissue, trigger points, and fascia restriction. ASTR clinicians are trained in effective techniques that do not cause additional pain or stress to the patient’s body.of patients who experienced pain relief through ASTR treatment.