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Terms to Know in Physical Therapy

Physical therapy offers a broad range of uses, from recovering from an illness or sports injury to coping with chronic pain. A physical therapist offers a wide array of physical and occupational treatments to manage pain and promote healing. Before you begin working with one of these health professionals, it is helpful to understand some of the terms they will be using in their work.

  • Active Range of Motion - The motion caused by a muscle contraction, which is often a focus of physical therapy treatments to reduce pain and improve flexibility.
  • Electrical Stimulation - The use of an electrical current to contract muscles for the purpose of strengthening muscles and increasing blood supply to promote healing.
  • Physiotherapy - Therapy that uses a variety of physical methodologies like massage and exercise.
  • Passive Motion - Motion that is the result of forces other than a muscle contraction.
  • Active Motion - Any motion that is caused by a muscle contraction.
  • Sports Rehabilitation - Physical therapy used by a technician to treat the pain and injuries incurred from sports activities.
  • Aquatic Therapy - Exercises performed in a pool to reduce the impact of the activity and provide relief from pain as well as improved strength, flexibility and conditioning.
  • Manual Therapy - Methods where a physical therapist or technician uses hands rather than machines, such as massage and osteopathic manipulation.
  • Occupational Therapy - Therapy methods that help patients perform daily tasks like cooking and personal care. Often used in tandem with other types of physical therapy treatment.
  • Respiratory Physical Therapy - Therapy specifically designed to improve respiratory function and increase activity levels overall.
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    Physical Therapy Clinic At Lin
    1 Lincoln Pkwy Ste 103, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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    (601) 268-3292
     
    User Review: "I was a patient had a 10 min eval! I was treated like a door knob hold it just get in!"
    Beyond Therapy Pediatric Grp
    115 W Jackson St, Ridgeland, MS 39157
    Our group offers a range of physical therapy options that can help restore mobility, reduce pain, and improve general fitness. We focus on pediatric services for children living with disabilities.
    (601) 853-9747
    Futures Unlimited
    Columbus, MS 39701
    Day spa offering both therapeutic, sport, and relaxation massage. We have floatation tanks for a unique, deeply relaxing experience. Great therapy for body aches and muscle pains. Buy gift certificates online.
    (662) 327-7333
    Robert Covington Massage Therapy
    Meridian, MS 39301
    Top notch massage therapy. Our certified massage therapists offer a wide range of massage therapies, from Asian and sports to deep tissue and pregnancy. Come relax with us today.
    (601) 480-9711
    Meridian Massage
    2107 8th Ave, Meridian, MS 39301
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    (601) 483-8886
     
    User Review: "The massage that I recieved was different than any massage I have ever recieved."
    Structured Touch Salon & Day Spa
    352 Oak St, Lucedale, MS 39452
    We offer therapeutic massage, and spa treatments. As well as aesthetic services, and manicure/pedicure services.
    (601) 766-0918
    Stein Ancillary Services
    5703 Gulf Tech Dr, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
    (228) 875-5447
    North Bay Therapy
    1990 Popps Ferry Rd, Biloxi, MS 39532
    (228) 385-9000
    Comprehensive Pain & Rehabilitation
    4105 Hospital St Ste 108, Pascagoula, MS 39581
    (228) 938-0700
    McComb Physical Therapy & Sports Care
    300 Rawls Dr, Mccomb, MS 39648
    (601) 684-0355
    Physiotherapy Associates
    1310 Aston Ave, Mccomb, MS 39648
    (601) 250-5517
    Advanced Therapy
    4063 Ginger Dr Ste C, Diberville, MS 39540
    (228) 354-0093
    Physical Therapy Center of Ocean Springs
    900 Holcomb Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
    (228) 872-6821
    Seaside Physical Therapy
    3313 Market St, Pascagoula, MS 39567
    (228) 762-1936
    Genesis Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
    1707 W 20th St, Laurel, MS 39440
    (601) 428-2004


    If you ever suffer from an injury, chances are you will visit a physical therapist. A physical therapist is a healthcare professional that helps you recover movement and strength. For example, many sports players suffer from chronic pain in the muscles they use to play. They need help to manage the pain and balance recovery with playing their sports. If someone suffers a respiratory injury or disorder, they might need help recovering respiratory strength. A physical therapist can provide relief through therapy. They will target your neck, back, shoulders or hips. They might work on your knees or your arms. They will choose the program that works for you based on your needs. You might need aquatic therapy, in which you work toward pain relief in the water. During electrical therapy, the technician uses electricity to provide stimulation. In orthopedic therapy, the technician focuses on the muscular and skeletal systems to help you recover. Or for chronic pain, they might choose myofascial release. Physical therapy, often called physiotherapy, is usually performed at a clinic. You visit the medical clinic for a simple outpatient session. For more serious injuries, you might start these programs while you are still in the hospital, under the supervision of your doctor. After physical therapy, you may still need occupational therapy. An occupational therapist can help you learn to manage your daily tasks without causing extra pain or stress. If you need a physical or occupational therapist, you should talk to doctor and get a good reference for a reliable, reputable clinic.
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