There are many types of physical therapy techniques. Obviously, the more you and your staff are versed in the more clients you will have and subsequently more money you will make. However, here we will be discussing the more prevalent physical therapy techniques in use today at most practices. Bear in mind though that each and every patient and their specific needs will vary.
Not surprisingly, massage in its many forms is at the top of the list when it comes to physical therapy techniques. How deep or light it is applied will depend on the needs of the patient and how much reasonable pressure they can take to the area being worked on. With physical therapy techniques like massage the goal is pretty much the same as with all other physical therapy techniques. Rehabilitation, relaxation and release of tension being the main ones.
Other physical therapy techniques will revolve around care of the joints, all types of stiffness, soreness and arthritis issues. Qualified and knowledgeable practitioners will know what particular physical therapy techniques are called for in these instances. But regardless of level of expertise of any therapist, there is one thing they must all be good at. Listening to the patient. No matter what physical therapy techniques you are skilled in you must be a good listener.
Only the patient will know and can tell you if certain physical therapy techniques are achieving the desired result or not. So always ask them how they and the particular area being worked on are feeling. That being said; we will now get into another of the more widely use physical therapy techniques. And that is the use of hydrotherapy. Or as it is commonly referred to; aquatic or aqua therapy.
This is one of the more popular physical therapy techniques as far as patients are concerned. And understandably so. It puts less pressure on affected areas while at the same time going a long way in rehabilitating. In fact, if you were to question most patients, this would undoubtedly be the most favorite of physical therapy techniques.
The above mentioned are the main physical therapy techniques. There are still more, and as we mentioned at the outset, the more knowledgeable you and your staff are of them, the more successful and lucrative your practice should be. So learn how to master as many different physical therapy techniques as you possibly can. Your physical therapy patients and your bottom line will thank you for it.