Ask any Physical Therapist with a few years’ experience under their belt, and they will have a story like this one from Move Forward PT.
Many people with complex or unusual medical problems come to a point where they know their diagnosis, understand how to take care of themselves medically, but have not found a solution to the physical problems caused by their disease or injury. This is where the skills and education of a Physical Therapist can be utilized to restore function and allow patients to return to life on their own terms.
PT Helps Teenager Return to School and Life
Elizabeth did not think much of her frequent fainting spells. Despite experiencing them several times a day, she believed these moments, when she also lost vision and hearing, were related to getting up too fast. But when the seventh grader fainted during a trail run, she and her family knew it was time to get help.
Physical Therapists Round Out the Treatment Team
As the Move Forward PT article clearly outlines, this teenager's treatment included intense daily work with a team of integrated health care professionals. Physical therapists, doctors, occupational therapists, behavioral and cognitive therapists, and nutritionists worked together to create a treatment plan that gradually built her muscle and heart strength.
Years of Training - a Full Spectrum of Service
Physical Therapist training consists of years of anatomy, physiology, pathology and other related fields. Additionally, they are required to use that knowledge to treat patients in a variety of medical environments from intensive care to pediatrics as part of their training. This means PTs are used to helping people with multiple medical problems and advanced disease in the context of restoring function and independence.
The First Step Towards Healing
If you have a medical problem that limits your physical abilities and independence and you are not sure what to do about it, consider consulting with a Physical Therapist. Physical Therapy in Louisiana is now available without a prescription so all you have to do is call and make an appointment.
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