Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that, by using mechanical force and movements, remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention. It is performed by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in many countries).
In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration. Physical therapy services may be provided alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services.
Here at ATS we specialize in the management of POST-SURGICAL conditions such as HIP, KNEE and SHOULDER REPLACEMENTS and post-operative MUSCLE, LIGAMENTUS or MENISCAL TEAR rehabilitation. We work with many local surgeons and are accustomed to their particular protocols for post-surgical management.
The treatment of disorders with physical agents and methods, such a:
- therapeutic exercises
- electric stimulation
- interferrential current
- therapeutic ultrasound
- laser therapy
These treatments assist in rehabilitating patients and in restoring normal function after an illness or injury. Also known as rehabilitation or physiotherapy. This form of therapy may be administered through specialized Doctor's of Chiropractic, Physiotherapists and assisted by Kinesiologists.