Over the years, therapy has become a major factor in helping to cure diseases both mentally and physically. Today, a therapy used for both adults and children with Cerebral Palsy and Scoliosis is Hippotherapy. Hippotherapy is the use of a horse to fix the sensory motors and the structure of the spine. This therapy was first introduced back in the B.C era, but because of the lack of technology the research of the therapy was placed on hold until 1875 when Dr. Chassaign started looking into activities that can help improve things such as posture, balance, and joint movement. Hippotherapy helps improve the sensory motors and spine structure. This opinion is based on observations made at Heavenly Hoofs, which is a place that deals with therapeutic riding. Hippotherapy can help children and adult with both spine and mobilization problems by using the motion of the horse to slowly fix sensory motors.
As an occupation in the medical field, physical therapists have a very long strenuous list of duties. That list includes working with patients with limited use of their bodies due to injury or disability and improving mobility while reducing pain. Physical therapists provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems such as sprains, strains, fractures, arthritis, amputations, stroke, cerebral palsy, other injuries relating to sports, other injuries relating to work, other neurological disorders, and various other conditions. Some ways that physical therapist go about reducing pain levels of their patients is by using exercises, stretching, hands on therapy, and special equipment that is designed to help increase their mobility, prevent further injury, and smooth out the...
Physical therapy treatment ranges from short-term to long term treatment depending on the severity of the injury. “A career as a physical therapist requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, and then passing the certification exam” (Santiago). Physical therapy treatment takes an integrative approach with conventional medicine, but not with other forms of alternative treatment. As a result, the Physical Therapy program will need to be revised to include classes on Naturopathic, Functional, Holistic, Complementary, and other alternative modes of treatment so future Physical Therapists can be well educated on contradictory and complimentary treatments. There is also the potential for physical therapists to combine treatment with other alternative methods under an Integrative Medicine practice model, so incorporating additional training into the Physical Therapy Degree program will give future physical therapists the education needed to react to an Integrative Medicine
People have created a hectic and busy world, that includes careers and daily activities that require physical activity. While attempting to attain the required physical conditioning, people often take chances with their personal health as they try to stretch their physical limits. Sometimes, people can surpass their current limits and form new boundaries; however, other times people are not so fortunate. These unfortunate times often lead to injury, including workplace accidents, sporting incidents, disease afflictions, as well as others; any or all of which could bring about the need of rehabilitation services. Many of these require physical therapy, which includes assisting injured or otherwise impaired patients as they recover to their pre-injury status or to recover as much as is physically possible. The field of physical therapy is a choice career for those who enjoy helping people recover from injury, and the following text will provide reason for choosing this profession.
The journal officially chosen for this project was found using Google scholar. It is a published piece under their scholarly articles section. It is called the Journal of American Physical Therapy Association. This journal provides large amount of information on the history of physical therapy, along with four clinical specialty areas that show how this practice can be used. It also contains twelve published articles. The article chosen for this particular paper is called Expert Practice on Physical Therapy. This articl...
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The last and final type of kinesics is adaptors. Adaptors are used to relieve tension. They can be nervous habits or involuntary ticks. My younger daughter bites her nails when she is nervous and shakes her legs when she is angry. I crack my knuckles to relieve tension. I do it so much that I don’t even realize it
... begin without the other, though the end result is far from the same ideal. Physical therapy can work with kinesiology in a way to take it into the light it belongs, and further the study from a more scientific approach. From that step forward, with more scientific study, the therapy may eventually hold its own and the results speak for themselves in the same way physical therapy has proven to be beneficial.
In 1973, Dr. Kenso Kase created Kinesiology Tape (KT-Tape) in order to reduce physiology effects such as pain, joint misalignment, and to further support the range of motion in muscles (Kase et al., 1998). Since then the fields of physical and alternative therapy have been using it to complement their patient’s exercise programs. This form of treatment has been found promising for sport injuries and musculoskeletal disorders, but also as treatment for side effects of cancer (Smykla, 2013).
The traditional tape was rigid and had some side effects like swelling, redness, itching and sometimes resulted in skin allergies. But kinesio tape was free of all these side effects. The tape was basically created just to overcome these adverse effects from the use of the tape. The people were impressed from the results of the kinesio tape because it didn’t restrict the movement of the affected part not it caused any allergic reaction to the skin. It dramatically healed the injuries and reduced the inflammation and pain. The joints are given stability and the pressure on pain receptors is reduced so that it may give significant relief from pain. The tape is also famous for decreasing the numbness and sensitivity of the injured part. It is also comfortable because it is very soft and light in weight. When applied on the tissues and muscles, it does not give any feeling of disturbance or
The field of physical therapy has been largely influenced by social civil occurrences. A large impact on this field is credited to the various wars throughout the United States history, allowing for the advancement maturation of this young field. Wartime conflicts placed a demand for healing of injured soldiers, the field of physical therapy providing the supply. This field has adapted throughout the years, a resiliency that has earned respect in the health care realm (Echternach, J. L. (2003). Foundational interventions of physical therapy such as therapeutic exercise, mobility training, range of motion, and more owe their roots to physical therapy in the military. The proven success of these therapies emerged during periods of war, and carried