11 Nov Going to a Physical Therapist
Physical therapy is a type of medical treatment that helps a person move his or her body. You might wonder why anyone would need help moving. But if you’ve ever had a broken bone or a bad injury, you know how hard it can be to do normal things, like walk or throw a baseball.
Physical therapy helps people who have been injured, or who have a physical disability such as cerebral palsy, so they can move their bodies better.
Physical therapists (or PTs) are health professionals who know a lot about how the body moves and how to improve movement. They treat people as young as little babies and as old as great-grandparents.
Someone might go to one physical therapy session or many sessions over months or years. During the sessions, the PT teaches the person exercises and special stretches. This therapy can strengthen weak muscles and show the person new ways of getting around.