Physical therapists can aid patients in relieving pain from injury or illness, prevent the permanence of disability, and restore patient’s bodily functions, especially those who have undergone medical treatments.

Technically, their job includes:

  • Assessing client needs by reviewing his/her medical history
  • Propose necessary changes to a physician’s prescription should the need arise, with basis on his/her findings
  • Collaborate with patient’s health care staff to coordinate intervention
  • Perform treatment procedures including:
    • Muscle Reeducation
    • Regaining Mobility
    • Pre and Post Surgery Care
    • Strength Training
    • Assistive Device Introduction and Training
    • Balance Restoration
    • Walking and Transfer Training Techniques
    • Body Mechanics
    • Falls Prevention
    • Exercise Programs
    • Symmetry
    • Control