This includes providing therapeutic treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors.
Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.
In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration.
Physical therapy services may be provided as primary care treatment or alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services.
Physical therapy is a professional career which has many specialties including musculoskeletal, sports, neurology, wound care, EMG, cardiopulmonary, geriatrics, orthopedics, women's health, and pediatrics.
Neurological rehabilitation is in particular a rapidly emerging field.
Treatment through the 1940s primarily consisted of exercise, massage, and traction.PTs use an individual's history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan and, when necessary, incorporate the results of laboratory and imaging studies like X-rays, CT-scan, or MRI findings.Electrodiagnostic testing (e.g., electromyograms and nerve conduction velocity testing) may also be used.We are proud to be located on the North East side of Cedar Rapids Iowa on 32nd Street in the Premier Dental Building right by the Oakland Road Hyvee.Hands In Harmony is a therapeutic, holistic health care office with a splash of the spa.PT management commonly includes prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy and manipulation, mechanical devices such as traction, education, physical agents which includes heat, cold, electricity, sound waves, radiation, assistive devices, prostheses, orthoses and other interventions.In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles, providing services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan.Our goal is to bring physical & emotional balance to our clients’ lives and in turn, find the same combination for ourselves.Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the Allied health professions that, by using mechanical force and movements [Bio-mechanics or Kinesiology], Manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function.Our therapists pride themselves in staying on the cutting edge of new therapies while maintaining respect for ancient traditions and the intrinsic energies that flow thru us all.We appreciate the opportunity to serve you in your quest for health, harmony & happiness.