The role of Physical Therapists

Physical therapists are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, they also work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level. The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.

Contact Advanced Rehabilitation

If you are considering physical therapy, contact Advanced Rehabilitation. Advanced Rehabilitation is an independently owned private practice clinic that has served the needs of the Erie community since 1998. At Advanced Rehabilitation, we implement a functional based philosophy, utilizing evidence based treatments and techniques focused on each individual patient’s needs and goals. These individualized treatment programs allow our patients to succeed in reducing their pain and achieve their physical therapy goals. We do not over utilize modalities and passive treatment; instead we focus on using the most effective physical therapy techniques to evaluate and treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Our goal is to accurately identify “your” specific source of pain. Only by treating the source of pain are we able to restore normal function and movement.