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: