Physical Therapy2017-01-04T17:23:08+00:00

What Is Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy – Patient-Focused Primary Care

Physical therapy is a primary care patient-focused health profession that is dedicated to:
Patient-Focused Primary Care
Physical therapy’s unique contribution to health care stems from its advanced understanding of how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well, and how to restore mobility.

7 Key Ways Physical Therapy Helps Recovery

  • Isolating pain sources not shown on x-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic tests.
  • Preventing, reducing, and eliminating pain.
  • Managing physical impairments and disabilities.
  • Overcoming limits to physical activity.
  • Improving and maintaining functional independence.
  • Enhancing physical performance.
  • Promoting fitness, health and wellness.

What Most People Don’t Know – Physical Therapy’s Expanding Role In Diagnostics

As medical science and technology has continued to advance, so has the profession of physical therapy. The latest physical therapy assessment and diagnosis techniques have proven to help isolate pain sources not shown on MRIs, X-rays, and other tests.

What Do Function1st Physical Therapists Do?

Function1st physical therapists assess a patient’s level of mobility, strength, endurance and other physical abilities to determine the impact of their illness or injury on their physical function, whether at work, rest or play. They diagnose the condition and develop a treatment plan to restore movement and reduce pain or limitations to mobility. They treat the condition and help the patient understand its effect on their function. They measure the patient’s progress regularly and adjust the treatment accordingly. They also advise the patient on how to manage their condition independently and help the patient prevent avoidable recurrences or complications. Physical therapists can also advise you on ways to prevent potential health problems from occurring before they arise. Physical therapists provide valuable health care for people across the life span from birth to older age. Function1st physical therapists specialize in the treatment of the injured worker (Workman’s Compensation) and athlete. The following are examples of the types of conditions we treat:

  • Work Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Joint Stiffness and Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Orthopaedic diagnosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • and much more