A physical therapists skill set differs from other healthcare practitioners and personal trainers because of our knowledge and training in human movement. While physicians are excellent at diagnosing and treating medical conditions and personal trainers or strength coaches are fantastic resources for exercise programming and improving health, fitness and performance, physical therapists are the professionals who deal with identifying and treating movement dysfunctions.
CCPT has an enthusiastic and caring staff that takes time to listen to your concerns and will give you the best possible treatment to get you pain free and moving again. I will be back should future issues arise.
– Sue McAley
Physical Therapists Are Movement Experts
What is a Physical Therapists Role?
A physical therapist must assess how mobility and stability of the entire body may be playing a role in a patient’s pain or dysfunction. Taking this big picture look, a physical therapist is able to identify how lack of mobility at one joint may be causing pain somewhere else. For example too much pronation at the ankle joint while running, may cause lateral knee pain. If we just treated the knee pain without addressing the cause of the problem, then the patient may have a re-occurrence of pain down the road, or even worse, they won’t improve at all.