When you need physical therapy, you might need to actually find a physical therapist that you are willing to work with. You thought selecting a doctor was hard – this is equally hard, if not harder! Here are some things to consider.
What kind of education and training does the physical therapist have? While they didn’t have to attend an ivy league university, you do want to make sure that your therapist is educated, trained, and that they have experience dealing with your type of specific problem – successfully. Don’t be afraid to ask direct questions regarding all of this.
Is the therapist licensed properly in your state? You can check with your state’s licensing board, as well as physical therapy organizations for licensing, membership, standing status, and more. Find out if your physical therapist has had complaints or been sued regarding their treatment of patients in the past.
What kind of facilities does the therapist have? Before you make an appointment for actual physical therapy, make an appointment for a consultation, and ask for a tour of the facilities. Do you like what you see? Is the place clean? Is the therapist working in as sterile an environment as possible?
An active lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle. This is a very true statement and many people around the world live by it in order to stay in shape. While the pros of an active lifestyle far outweigh the cons, occasionally active people will end up getting injured while doing the things that they love. When this happens a doctor will usually refer them to a physical therapist in Seattle to help them overcome their injury and get back out the door and on their feet. Here are some of the major advantages of seeing a physical therapist in Seattle.
The first major benefit of going with a professional physical therapist is that they are well-trained and have gone through years of schooling to be able to help you out with your ailments. These medical professionals will have had experience with dealing with patients that have gone through joint injuries or replacements, surgeries, and also broken bones. They will usually have experience with smaller issues that have to do with sprains, muscles that have been torn, nerve problems, and even carpal tunnel. Read more…
Having your knee replaced with an un-cemeted prosthesis has it advantages and dis-advantages. The advantages however outweigh the disadvantages depending on your age. Younger adults generally but not always get un-cemented components initially for several reasons.
Having components that are un-cemented are used for those patients that have healthy bone stock and quality. The un-cemented components have what is called a porous material that is built within them. This allows for your bone to grow naturally into the prosthesis giving them a more natural fit. Read more…
The physiotherapy career is a healthcare profession which deals with movement disorders of the body arising from certain conditions or illnesses. Treatment through physiotherapy can also be more efficient and cheap than other traditional medication or therapy.
Usually, the person who performs physiotherapy is called a physical therapist. However, there are also other professionals who perform some physiotherapy practices, like chiropractors or caregivers. The physiotherapy career is very broad and has various classifications. Examples of these classifications are psychological sickness, physical rehabilitation, occupational health, and care for the aging.
Individuals in the physiotherapy career study their patient’s history and physical condition in dealing with the movement disorders. The physiotherapy career combines understanding, expertise and methodology to handle certain physical problems of the patient. Read more…
I’ve been a physiotherapist for 6 years in Australia. In Australia, physiotherapy is very difficult to get into through a university. For instance, the TER score (score after you finish your high school certificate) was 93 in 2000. That was the third highest score to apply for through university. Now, you may think that the higher the difficulty to apply, the higher the prestige, income and satisfaction the job will be. You think so right? Wrong!
Let me tell you, physiotherapy or physical therapist as a career choice is not what you think. I came to think when doing the course I expect a high income and high levels of satisfaction, but from my experience and others this is totally wrong. I have friends who have been doing physiotherapy for more than 5 years who have changed careers because they thought physiotherapy will get them nowhere. I’ve been told by one of the board members of the physiotherapy association that there is no physiotherapist working full time in a private practice above 45. So it seems many physiotherapists are not satisfied with their career.
So why is it that many physiotherapists aren’t satisfied with their careers? I can give you three good reasons.