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Collin
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PostPosted: November 17 2011, 1:21 AM    Post subject:
What is physical therapy?
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The main objectives of Physical Therapy are to promote body strength, function and mobility and prevent future physical injury. Physical therapy is a dynamic health profession, which utilizes both scientific knowledge and evidence based clinical. A course to focus on prevention of impairments, functional limitations or disabilities by identifying disablement risk factors and providing educational intervention to facilitate a positive change in the health behavior of patients. Physical therapy focuses primarily on those individuals whose potential or actual impairment is related to musculoskeletal, neuromusculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and integument (skin) systems.
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PostPosted: November 17 2011, 11:07 AM    Post subject:
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Thanks, Collin, for spelling this out for us, particularly in your other posts in this section regarding types of therapy, etc. These can be helpful for brand new parents; just about anyone with a child with DS becomes familiar with PT, OT, ST, EI, EI-EI-O pretty quickly. That last one isn't real, don't google it. Wink

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