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Introduction to a the Physical Therapy Profession. Bradley University Physical Therapy Department. Preview:. What is Physical Therapy?.

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what is physical therapy
What is Physical Therapy?

Prevents, identifies, corrects, and alleviates acute or prolonged movement dysfunction of anatomic or physiologic origin. The primary objective of physical therapy is to promote optimum human health and function.

The APTA

establishment of the profession
Establishment of the Profession
  • Established by the Surgeon General in 1917
  • Founded by Mary McMillan
  • Called “Reconstruction Aides”
where is physical therapy practiced
Where is Physical Therapy Practiced?

Treatment

  • Hospitals
  • Private offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Schools
  • Out Patient clinics
  • Private Homes
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Where is Physical Therapy Practiced?

Prevention

  • Schools
  • Sports Centers
  • Workplaces
  • Public facilities
  • Health Clubs
what do pts do
What do PTs do?
  • Movement Specialists
  • Restore function
  • Improve mobility
pt a systems approach
PT: A Systems Approach
  • Musculoskeletal
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PT: A Systems Approach

Cardio pulmonary

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PT: A Systems Approach
  • Integumentary System
specialties
Specialties

Administration

Acute Care

Clinical Electro

Geriatric

Neurology

Oncology

Orthopedic

Pediatrics

Private Practice

Sports

types of testsv
Types of testsv
  • Evaluate
    • Patient History
    • Examination
    • Perform Tests

Types of Tests

  • Range of motion
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Posture
  • Respiration
treatments
Treatments
  • Increase strength
  • Increase endurance
  • Increase flexibility
  • Increase balance
treat
Treat
  • Treat
    • strategy
    • Identify purpose/outcomes
      • Pain reduction
      • Swelling reduction

Interventions

Electrical stimulation

Hot/cold packs

Ultrasound

Massage

Adaptive devices (crutches, wheel chairs/prosthetics

misperceptions of physical therapists
Misperceptions of Physical Therapists

Just give massages

Aerobics instructors

Never see blood

Only treat healthy people who are injured

education
Education

Undergraduate (pre-requisites)

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Education

Graduate school (MPT, DPT)

salaries
Salaries

1998 median salary $56,600

Downstate Illinois starting salary - upper 30s/lower 40s