What are the different types of Physical therapy?

Physical therapists are trained to treat a variety of body systems and impairments. 

Common Therapy Services

Occupational therapists and physical therapists provide treatment for innumerable different conditions and injuries, but the most common fall into these categories.

Cardiopulmonary Therapy Services

Physical therapy benefits those with cardiopulmonary conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) or cystic fibrosis. Physical therapy services will help facilitate aerobic conditioning and maximize their endurance. 

Musculoskeletal Therapy Services

Physical therapy can help people that have a musculoskeletal dysfunction, such as low back pain or a rotator cuff tear. It improves their range of motion and increases strength in the affected body part. 

Neurological Therapy Services

Individuals with neurological disorders, such as stroke or Parkinson’s, can participate in neurological rehabilitation with a physical therapist to help improve their ability to transfer in and out of a chair or walk with decreased assistance. 

Pediatric Physical Therapy Services

Pediatric conditions, such as cerebral palsy or developmental delay, can be treated with physical therapy interventions aimed at improving functional strength and coordination. This ensures the best possible motor and cognitive development as they grow.

Sports Injury Related Therapy Services

Physical therapy can also help individuals following a sports-related injury, such as a concussion, and with women’s health issues, such as urinary incontinence.

Physical Therapy Treatment Locations

Physical therapists also provide their treatment in a variety of settings. 

  • Hospitals. Physical therapy services are provided for patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU), the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), and general inpatient floors. 
  • Inpatient Rehab. Physical therapists are an integral part of rehabilitation treatment, which is prescribed after someone experiences a traumatic neurological or orthopedic injuries, such as after a stroke or a spinal cord injury. 
  • Assisted Living Facilities. High-quality nursing and assisted-living facilities employ physical therapists to help maximize each resident’s ability to participate in transfers and general mobility. 
  • Outpatient facilities. Physical therapists work in outpatient facilities, such as orthopedic clinics, to treat musculoskeletal or sports-related injuries. 
  • Many More. Pediatric physical therapists provide therapy in a variety of settings, including at home, schools, daycares, other community locations, and outpatient clinics.

Where Can I Get Physical Therapy Near Me?

Carolina Peds physical therapy operates clinics all over North Carolina. Our physical and occupational therapists are some of the best in the state. Contact us today to set up an appointment and experience how physical therapy can improve your child’s quality of life.

Want to know how a Physical Therapist can Help?

Schedule your infant, child, and teen for an evaluation today and see how a therapist can help your family.
Call (828) 398 0043 or click on the schedule button.

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