Physical Therapy Techniques

Physical therapy focuses on the health and well being of a patient who is suffering from any number of ailments. These ailments can be diseases like arthritis, post-surgical difficulties, wear and tear of the body, or whatever else that may occur. Physical therapy is often used along with other medical practices with the same goal; the rehabilitation and return to normalcy that the patients once enjoyed.

There are various physical therapy techniques used by the professional that enable the patients to begin the healing process. Each technique differs in effectiveness for each ailment. The physical therapist is trained with the knowledge of which technique is best for which situation and will be able to implement what is needed to produce the desired result.

Some physical therapy techniques have been around since the birth of the profession, while other evolved after research and with technological innovations of the time. Physical therapy is a constantly changing and evolving process as more research becomes available.

One of the oldest physical therapy techniques is that of massage. Massages involve the manipulation of tissue in order to achieve a certain goal. That goal is different for each patient and is dependent upon the individual need of that patient. Such manipulation has an array of benefits. General benefits of this technique are relaxation and the release of tension. This physical therapy technique is relatively easy to perform but does take a considerable amount of knowledge to perform it properly. Often times, traction force is placed on the tight area to restore the tissue to a normal feel and texture. This myofasical release focuses on stretching to reduce the barriers and restrictions placed upon the body. This is done to reduce pain and improve movement.

Other physical therapy techniques focus on joint care. Arthritis and general stiffness and soreness can impair the proper use and movement of joints and create discomfort for the patient. The physical therapist will determine what the best way to reduce the pain is with ice packs, rest, or basic joint mobilization. The physical therapist is able to loosen the muscles that may be causing the stiff joints and work on improving the range of mobility for the joint. The therapist uses exact hand placement and motion to release the contracting agents and reduce pain. This is especially helpful to patients with arthritis who may allow their joints to grow stiff from lack of use due to pain.

Hydrotherapy is yet another physical therapy technique that is often used. Hydrotherapy, also called aquatic therapy, uses water as a helpful device in the implementation of complimentary techniques. The effects of the water are numerous. The water reduces stress and strain that are placed on the body during exercises performed on the land. This is helpful for those recovering from fractures, patients with arthritis, and even those who are overweight. The water provides resistance that is needed in successful exercises.

There are numerous other physical therapy techniques all with the same desired effect of restoring the health of their body. Those that suffer from limited motion and pain can benefit greatly from these techniques.

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Feeling old and creaky? Everyday wear and tear can erode your joints and stiffen your ligaments and tendons, and can even lead to arthritis. Bestselling author

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Elasto Gel Neck/Back Combo / fibromylgia

These specially designed products are ideal to help restore flexibility and provides excellent therapy for minor injuries during and after rehabilitation exercises. It will not burst or leak, so it is better able to handle activities and wear and tear better than traditional hot or cold gel packs.Elasto-Gel Hot/Cold Therapy Wraps may be used for hot/cold therapy. Elasto-Gel products may be heated in a conventional or microwave oven, crock pot, or Hydrocollator, and cooled or stored in a refrigerator or freezer. The gel can be heated or autoclaved at temperatures up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, or freezed at temperatures as low as -20 degrees. The wrap will remain cool for 20 to 40 minutes, and will provide heat for 20 to 30 minutes.

The Knobble II by the Pressure Positive Company, Sapphire Blue

he Knobble II is the newly designed cousin of the all-wood classic favorite of therapists and self care enthusiasts. Still about the size of a standard doorknob, it is made of durable polymer. The base is held in the palm of the hand, and the smoothly rounded tip is used to apply pressure to trigger points in soft tissue. The Knobble II has the added benefit of a soft band of non-latex, Santoprene around the base that allows for friction techniques. Bodyworkers often use the Knobble II to save wear and tear on their hands when applying deep, prolonged pressure to knots or strands of contracted muscle. But the Knobble II is not meant to replace your healing hands, only to help them do more and last longer. Remember to position yourself in such a way that you use your weight, not just your strength, to apply pressure to the muscle. Avoid direct pressure against the spine and other bones.