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Thursday, June 13, 2013

PTs Want You To Play Smarter

Yes, it’s true; physical therapists are praying that you get injured when you play basketball or tennis. This way they will have you as their patient since you will need their help in order to get back to how you were before.

deborah koval
Play Smarter

Before everyone starts bashing that first statement I will say this: that’s not true and I was merely saying that in jest. Granted there may be those who secretly wish that but for the most part most physical therapists would rather not see you injured in any way. Sure, it gives them business but I don’t think, and I am giving them the benefit of the doubt here, that anyone would wish something like that on his or her fellow man or woman.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Reasons For Your Muscle Pains

We all suffer from muscle pains at one point (or many points) in our lives. That’s to be expected since we do use our muscles to do a lot of things one of which is to make us move about. Without them, we would not be able to do much of anything and even simple things like lifting and that sort of thing will all be impossible.

Of course, because they do tend to get used a lot, often wrongly, they do tend to get battered and bruised. The result is pain and once that happens we may wind up not being able to do out usual movements which could seriously hamper our way of life.

deborah koval
Muscle Pains
But what do you have to do in order to put some hurting to your muscles? Well for starters how about lifting that big heavy box without knowing how heavy it is. In many cases the reason we hurt our muscles is because we tried to lift something that’s too much for our body to lift.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Qualities Of All Physical Therapists

As a health care professional, physical therapists need to have a certain level of quality that makes them what they are – physical therapists. A little confusing I know but what I mean by that is in order for them to be effective they need to have these little things to make them succeed. As a prospective patient you want them to have it so they can care for you well.

What are these you ask? How about giving it a guess? Maybe you think they should have the right education and all that? Of course, having the right education goes without saying. I’m not being facetious or anything like that; it’s just that having the right education is a requirement for the job so you can take the National Physical Therapy Exam which will then allow you to get a state license (once you pass the state requirements of course).

deborah koval
Physical Therapists

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Job Of A Physical Therapist

An aging population and a population that gets into a lot of accidents and injuries have made physical therapy one of the more sought after careers in the country today. That’s because these professionals are the ones who plan and execute any rehabilitative program that will help anyone with a debilitating injury get back up and return to normal as soon as possible.

Physical therapists do a lot for the people under their care. One of the things that they do, not just in the beginning but throughout the rehabilitation process is to look at a patient’s movements by the way they walk and move all around. This way they are able to diagnose what is dysfunctional with that person’s movements so they can plan a course of action to fix the issue.

deborah koval
Physical Therapist