Definitions for "Physical therapy"
Services provided by a qualified physical therapist, with emphasis on impairments of movement that lead to functional limitations.
P.T. programs are directed toward the prevention and treatment of pain, muscle weakness, and associated problems. Treatment may include exercise, instruction in walking and posture, biofeedback, and the use of heat, cold or electrical stimulation to help a person stand, walk, or transfer from place to place (such as from a bed to a chair).
A type of treatment or therapy designed to help an individual who has difficulty with physical movement. The physical therapist uses heat, exercise, water and other treatments to help improve muscle strength, range of motion, and motor skills.