Manual physical therapy (PT) refers to a cluster of hands-on therapeutic techniques used by a therapist to treat a wide variety of symptoms and conditions.
You’re heading for physical therapy, ready to do the exercises prescribed to help ease pain and restore function. Be prepared to answer questions, too; your physical therapist will want to know a lot more than just where you have pain. You can expect three main questions.
A study performed by the eHealth Lab, a research group affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya's eHealth Center, has shown that 70% of the people with chronic pain have seen their condition worsen in terms of severity, frequency of episodes and interference in their daily activities.
The exercise pill: How exercise keeps your brain healthy and protects it against depression and anxiety
As with many other physicians, recommending physical activity to patients was just a doctor chore for me—until a few years ago. That was because I myself was not very active.