Reasons Why Physical Therapy is Beneficial

Physical therapy is a treatment method that aims to develop and restore functional movements of an individual that are compromised because of injury, ageing, pain, and birth conditions that affects full motor function. Physical therapy is non-pharmacological, which means that no drug is needed in the course of treatment. Methods for physical therapy include applying cold compress, heat or weak electrical current to the affected area. It also includes assisted movement of muscles, massage and exercise. The therapy should be monitored by a doctor and should also involve the participation of the family to ensure long term success of any physical therapy regime.

Electro stimulation as physical therapy method.

People who may benefit from physical therapy are those with pediatric developmental conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down’s syndrome and muscular dystrophy; pulmonary condition such chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis; back pains and other muscular aches; neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis and traumatic head injury; and those recovering from a heart attack or myocardial infarction.