Today’s physical therapists are highly educated professionals, most have graduate degrees and many have clinical doctorates. Physical therapists base their treatment plan on evidence based medicine to restore mobility, reduce pain and optimize function. The vision statement for the physical therapy profession is “transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.”
Physical therapy can help reduce pain without medication and can help prevent the need for surgery. There are many studies today that show physical therapy is as effective as surgery for knee osteoarthritis and meniscus tears. Receiving treatment from a physical therapist for low back pain is often successful and less expensive than other options. In many cases expensive imaging costs (MRI’s) are avoided.
Many physical therapists provide “hands- on” treatment in addition to other modalities. There is an art to physical therapy that is developed with practice and experience. Also there is scientific evidence supporting the application of manual skills to enhance patient outcomes .
At Holmes Physical Therapy we specialize in the treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries. Combined, our four physical therapists have over 100 years of experience. We regularly attend courses and seminars to keep relevant with today’s medical evidence and current treatment concepts. We customize our treatment plans based on individual goals, challenges and needs.
For more information regarding physical therapy please visit the American Physical Therapy Association website MoveForwardPT.com. You can also find out more information about Holmes Physical Therapy at KarenHolmesPT.com.