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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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    Carl Leta
    20622 Highland Dr, Springdale, AR 72764
    A certified massage therapist trained in Swedish massage, as well as sports massage and Tantric.
    (479) 879-5246
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    1821 Phoenix Ave Ste D, Fort Smith, AR 72901
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    Pleasant Valley Massage Therapy
    101 N 10th St Suite G-4, Fort Smith, AR 72901
    Massage therapy to help people feel better. We have two locations in Poteau and Fort Smith and we do outcalls in much of Leflore and Sebastian Counties. Swedish, deep tissue, couples, or relaxation.
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    (479) 782-5776
     
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    Wellspring Physical Therapy
    509 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701
    (479) 444-6060
    Massage Therapy Professional
    28 S College Ave Ste 2, Fayetteville, AR 72701
    (479) 571-3020
    5th Elements Massage
    28 S College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701
    (479) 442-5470
    Integrated Body The
    803 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701
    (479) 587-8100
    Body Kneads
    275 E. Huntsville Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701
    (479) 283-5666
    5th Element Massage
    28 S College Ave Ste 1, Fayetteville, AR 72701
    (479) 442-5470
    Soothing-Nurturing Touch Massage
    104a N Centennial Ave, West Fork, AR 72774
    (479) 244-5594
    Exceed Physical Therapy
    95 Southwinds Rd Ste 1, Farmington, AR 72730
    (479) 267-0713
    Shear Magic
    355 E Main St, Farmington, AR 72730
    (479) 267-5988
    In Touch Massage Therapy
    12200 W Highway 62, Farmington, AR 72730
    (479) 267-1986
    Trinity Rehabilitation
    2793 E Millennium Pl, Fayetteville, AR 72703
    (479) 521-2232
    Healthsouth
    3317 N Wimberly Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72703
    (479) 442-3827


    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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