Friday, August 28, 2009

How Do You Define Physical Therapy?

Many people still are not familiar with the roles that physical therapists play. A co-worker of mine was discussing his line of work with an individual who, though he regularly visited his chiropracter, contended that he never really had a need for physical therapy.

I often explain that my primary job as a physical therapist is related to my expertise in movement science. When something doesn't function as it ought to, it affects neighboring areas of the body (remember my last post on the body of Christ and personal accountability?). Restoring normal movement is necessary for optimal health.

This video from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) does a pretty good job of explaining the role physical therapy plays in the health care field:

Move Forward: Physical Therapy Brings Motion to Life

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