Physical Therapy is a health discipline focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Physical Therapy is effective whenever there is an impairment or weakening of function leading to symptoms such as pain & fatigue.
Functional problems can result from overwork; accidents; trauma; disease;, birth defects and as part of the degenerative changes of the aging process. In diagnosis, treatment and prevention , the physical Therapist uses special manual techniques based primarily on her knowledge of neurology, neurophysiology, orthopedics, internal medicine, anatomy and physiology.
Physical Therapy targets and influences specific functional deficiencies of the musculoskeletal system and at the same time has an influence on the body-mind complex. By taking such a holistic point of view, the body can be seen in it’s physical aspect and also as a reflection of the individual’s inner psychology and thus lead both the therapist and the patient to the core problem. Our body is an image of our soul. It takes working with both to maintain or restore our health.