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Physical therapist assistants, under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, may be involved in the implementation of the treatment plan.
Physical therapist programs start with basic science courses such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and then introduce specialized courses such as biomechanics, neuroanatomy, human growth and development, manifestations of disease, examination techniques, and therapeutic procedures.
Physical therapists are expected to continue professional development by participating in continuing education courses and workshops.
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 Chest Physical Therapy: Encyclopedia of Children's Health
Chest physical therapy is the term for a group of treatments designed to improve respiratory efficiency, promote expansion of the lungs, strengthen respiratory muscles, and eliminate secretions from the respiratory system.
The risks and complications associated with chest physical therapy are dependent upon the health of the child.
Because chest physical therapy is often prescribed for childrven with chronic health problems, parents are often required to learn the techniques so the procedure can be performed regularly at home.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Physical therapy
Physical Therapy Schools Study to be a Physical Therapist at a School Near You.
physical therapy PHYSICAL THERAPY [physical therapy] or physiotherapy, treatment of disorders of the muscles, bones, or joints by means of physical agents—heat, light, water, manual and electronic massage, and exercise.
Comparison of characteristics and attitudes of entry-level bachelor's and master's degree students in physical therapy.
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 Click2Houston.com - Health Encyclopedia - Nonspecific Back Pain
A physical examination focused on the back, the abdomen, and the extremities may confirm back pain or muscle spasm, but the examination does not reveal a specific cause (such as a herniated disk) or any neurological problem (such as weakness or change in sensation).
Further work-up may include a CT scan or MRI of the spine.
Physical therapy is often prescribed to instruct the patient on proper body mechanics (such as good posture and lifting correctly) and to improve strength and flexibility in the spine, abdomen, and legs.
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December 1, 2005 -- Minding your business: outpatient physical therapy services can produce a significant ROI if they are managed well.
April 6, 2001 -- Chest physical therapy is the term for a group of treatments designed to improve respiratory efficiency, promote expansion of the lungs, strengthen respiratory...
September 1, 2003 -- EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER Physical therapy is minimally effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia, with immediate post-treatment improvement in pain...
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