Clinical Electrophysiology This specialty area encompasses electrotherapy/physical agents, electrophysiological evaluation (EMG/NCV), physical agents, and wound management. Physical therapy.
Definition ; physical therapy is defined as the treatment or management of physical disabilities , malfunction , pain by exercises massage , hydrotherapy etc . Without the use of medicine , surgery , or radiation .
In 1921 this new group of health care providers physical therapists decided to form a professional organizations for physical therapists & called as THE AMERICAN WOMENS PHYSICAL THERAPEUTIC ASSOCIATION & the first president was Mary mc millan ,by end of 1930 the name was changed to American physiotherapy association
This dynamic evolution made the physical therapist develop educational & training program that lead to physical therapy becoming a profession .
One of the greatest hallmark in physical therapy came in 1967 when amendments to the social security act added definition for out patients physiotherapy services , from that time onwards this profession has continued to expand treatment areas & led to need for specializations .
Today the profession of physical therapy has evolved to treat not only multiple types of diverse injuries but also to prevent the rehabilitation associated with multitude of disease processes
This growth & elevating responsibility in patient care has led to develop a direction for this continual growth known as vision 2020 .
Physiotherapists will be recognized by consumers & health care professionals as practioners to whom consumers have direct access for the diagnosis of interventions for & preventions of impairments functional limitations & disabilities related to movements ,function & health .