Physical therapy is a medical profession that maintains physical health through examination, diagnosis, and physical rehabilitation. Patient education and injury prevention are also major aspects of physical therapy.
Your first visit will likely involve a physical therapy assessment, which will include a meeting with your therapy provider. Musculoskeletal (your body’s system of muscles, bones, and joints) problems are the most common issues addressed in physical therapy. These are problems are usually caused by physical injuries, but they can also be caused by wear and tear or diseases.