Physical Therapy involves treatment in patients whose movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Impairments, disabilities and limitations may be caused by injury or illness. The Physical Therapists, or PTs, at MCCH are highly trained and experienced in all settings. Many of our therapists are Doctors of Physical Therapy and others have the benefit of many years of experience in a variety of settings.
Doctors of Physical Therapy graduate with the education, clinical skills and perspectives which prepare them to carry the responsibility of primary caregivers in a direct care environment. It also ensures that DPT therapists have an awareness and understanding of evidence based practice in order to make sound judgments built on valid scientific literature. Physical Therapists with Doctoral degrees may use the title of Doctor, but are required to indicate that he/she is a physical therapist.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. 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.
Physical therapists provide care for people of all ages in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes.
If you believe that you or a family member may benefit from physical therapy, talk to your doctor about a referral to the Center for Rehab and Sports Medicine at Murray Hospital.
For more information, call 270-762-1854.