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Does Physical Therapy Work?

 
 
jm18
 
Reply Wed 19 May, 2010 10:50 pm
Physical therapy is a subject that many people argue about. For example, some people say physical therapy doesn't work and the therapists just want to get money out of you. Others may say that physical therapy helped repair their injuries. This report will explain when and where physical began, the injuries that may require physical thereapy for proper healing, the benefits of physical therapy, and what could happen if physical therapy is not taken seriously by an injured patient. Another thing that will be discussed will be the training required to become a physical therapist and salary levels fo properly trained and educated physical therapists. The argument is that physical therapy is useless will be refuted in this report.
Many injuries require physical therapy including injuries to the knees, ankles, arms, legs, back, hips, ribs, and neck. The injuries may include damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons, as well as bone fractures.
The first people that may have practiced physical therapy were Hippocrates and Galenus. In 460 B.C. these physicians would give advocation massage, manual therapy techniques and hydrotherapy. In the eight-teenth century orthopedics was invented. It cam from Switzerland, Great Britain and finally came to the United States in 1914. How does one become a physical therapist?
To become a physical therapist one has to meet many requirements. For High School, the classes you must take include biology, chemisty, algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. The college requires you to earn a four year degree from a school where physical therapy is accredited and pass the exam. A person will also need an undergrad in biology or chemistry and a masters or doctorate in physcial therapy. Physical therapists pay levels vary by regions of the U.S. where they work but the pay scale ranges from $65,000 per year to $76,000 per year.
If one chooses not to take physical therapy many things could happen. A dislocation, fracture, or a break can affect a person greatly. A cast or brace stabilizes the fracture or break and keeps the limb in place as well as the muscle but the muscle then locks and tightens over time and after the cast or brace is removed its harder to flex the limb. It also makes the muscle weaker.
Physical therapy is a very important thing to complete. It can help a person achieve mobility after an injury has healed. Physical therapy has come a long way. It started with a few people and now has may practitioners. Think for a second, what would you choose if you got hurt?
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 19 May, 2010 11:40 pm
God, what an awful read. What is your point?
roger
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2010 12:50 am
@Mame,
Smile
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2010 08:16 am
I had physical therapy for a rotator cuff problem and it was wonderful.

The physical therapist I was assigned had two master's degrees: one in human anatomy and another in the practice of physical therapy. She knew what she was doing.
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Kaycheeks
 
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Reply Thu 20 May, 2010 04:18 pm
@jm18,
I had physical therapy for my back, because of the therapist I had I was able to actually start being able to do more. I personally don't understand why people think it doesn't work.
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sreejaa
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2010 01:47 am
ya it works good ..
I followed & got nice result
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