Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

A primary care health profession, physical therapy (physiotherapy) is the treatment of disorders of the muscles, joints or bones using physical agents like exercise, and manual and electronic massage. Common conditions treated by physical therapy include arthritis and nerve damage.

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Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

What does setup mean in physical therapy?

I am a PTA from the south and we do not use set up help to document a patient's support. It is a nursing or an occupational therapy terminology but I do know it means to prepare the area for the patient prior to ADL's like eating, bathing, transfers or dressing. For instance, you may have a patient who has difficulty opening up a milk carton or has to be positioned in their bed prior to eating but does not need help eating their food. If a therapist just assist with opening up their milk cartoon and positioning the patient so he or she can reach their food would be set up help for eating. Or you may have a patient that is unable to propel their own wheel chair to get in their bed but if I was push the wc chair close to the bed, the patient would be able to get out of their chair into their bed. That would be set up help with transfers. I did not help the patient get out of the chair into the bed, I just placed the wheel chair close to the bed to help set the patient up. Hope that makes sense and helps.

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Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

What does PT stand for after a doctor?

Physical Therapy or physiotherapy

Salary and Pay Rates
Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

How much does a physical therapist earn?

hello According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the estimated mean annual wage for a physical therapist as of May 2008 is, $74,410. This would amount to $35.77 an hour.
I'm a new grad and started at 63000/yr and have gotten 2 raises and now make 68000/yr

I am currently a new Physical Theapist grad (BS/MS degree) working in an orthopedic outpatient clinic making $50,000 at start maybe in a few years reach $60,000

Around $36,000 to probably $44,000 range depending upon what particular field you are going to go into.

Ask someone at the reference desk of your local public library for the Occupational Outlook Handbook. It lists all kinds of information you would need to know,(including the salary) of just about any occupation you can think of.

70,000 - or more generally

rounghy 62-70 k / year

Depending on the location and the type facility it could range from $30/hr to $65/hr

the average is about $50K for the last few years. You need to consider location, experience, etc when considering specific cases.

If you work by yourself you can make 150 an hour.

As a Physical Therapist I earn $70.00 per hour

Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)
Job Descriptions

Can you wear scrubs as a PTA?

Yes you can. In fact it's a requirement in some locations. Our university even requires those in the PTA program to purchase scrubs.

Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

What does a physical therapists job entitle?

Making muslces more fexible and strong gettin full range of motion.

Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

Is physical therapy hard?

Hi I'm in physical therapy and i really don't think its hard. One place i would recommend is the "Training Room". I go to the one inside Velocity by USA Flooring or something by the McDonald's off of Route 73 or 70 and i would ask for Mandy i love her shes awesome!

Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

Is physical therapy considered BS or BA?

It is a Bachelor of Science degree.

Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

Who is the father of physiotherapy?

Per Henrik Ling, "Father of Swedish Gymnastics,"

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Can emotional distress kill you?


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Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

How many years is physical therapy school?

6 years

Medical Terminology
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Muscular System

What is quadriceps inhibition?

Quadriceps inhibition is a fancy term given to the inability to fully activate the quadriceps for whatever reason, the idea being that the quadriceps is "inhibited" in some way. This can occur after knee injury in general and it is specifically associated with ACL injury.

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Who invented physical therapy?

I believe pt was born out of chiropractic medicine

Um, no, not even close. Conceptually, PT started in Sweden in the early 1800's, led by Per Henrik Ling. Sweden began registering the early version of Physical Therapists in 1887; in 1894 the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy was founded in Great Britain. The polio epidemic and World War I brought the need for extensive rehabilitation to those affected, and modern PT was born in the US. In 1921 what is now known as the American Physical Therapy Association was founded by Mary McMillan. The profession has grown and is now well-established worldwide.

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Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

What does the medical abbreviation CNT mean?

The medical abbreviation CNT stands for Carbon NanoTube. It is a method of administering medications, especially in cancer patients, with the ability to target pathologic cells, thereby sparing healthy, unaffected clusters.

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Full form of first aid?









Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

Where can you find or order Gayla Magnetic IsoFlex BioMagnetic Therapy massage ball?

I have one but you can't have it.

Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

What is someone called that is missing both legs?


Actually the term is PARAPLEGIC but that means PARALYZED in both legs. If you are missing both legs you are a double or bilateral amputee. Even if they were not actually AMPUTATED but lost in some other way.

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What exercises are good for a broken arm with muscle shrinking?


Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

How is a kaltenborn wedge used?

It is a tool used mainly by Physical Therapists when performing joint mobilizations.

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Survival Tips

What is the importance of first aid training?

First Aid is responding to an emergency situation - heart attacks, bleeding, drowning, choking, poisoning, electrocution, spinal injuries, eye injuries and scalds and burns are typical situations where having a basic knowledge of what to do- knowing proper first aid procedures- you can be the hero. Accidents happen, always unexpectedly, having a basic knowledge of first aid is just being wise. And having a first aid kit or disaster preparedness kit is just good common sense.

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Knee Replacement

What is the cost of a total knee replacement?

The cost of total knee replacement varies depending on age, type of surgery, brand of replacement, and other factors. In the United States, an uninsured patient can expect to pay upwards of $45,000. In most other places in the world, the cost is far lower. Patients can take advantage of globalization and receive total knee replacement surgery for a low price in a number of destinations. The following is a chart of the estimated cost of knee replacement around the world:

Country Estimated Price (USD)

United States $45,000-$60,000

Singapore $18,000-$22,000

Thailand $12,000-$14,000

Taiwan $9,000-$10,000

India $7,000-$11,000

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you can have it done for nothing under the nationally funded medicare scheme.

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What is hippotherapy?

Hippotherapy is a treatment method involving horses as a means of working on physical, occupational, and speech-language goals. Impairments that can be improved with hippotherapy include: impaired balance responses, coordination, communication, or sensorimotor function difficulties; poor postural control; and decreased mobility.

The word hippotherapy is derived from the Greek word hippo which means horse. (The word hippopotamus also comes from the Greek and means River Horse.)

Therapeutic use of equestrian mounts was pioneered by the Germans in WW2. They called it Reittherapie (ride therapy, implying horse riding).

Although hippotherapy and therapeutic riding have some risks, as do any animal-assisted therapies, in accredited centers the risks are minimal and the benefits outweigh those risks. This type of therapy is growing in the US with new programs developing around the nation. Programs that are certified by NARHA, the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, have undergone rigorous inspections and found to provide a safe and therapeutic environment that meets their strict standards.

See the links section associated with this question for additonal information from NARHA and a NARHA-accredited "Premier Accredited Center" in the US, SIRE Houston's Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, a non-profit organization.


Conditions and Diseases
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Stomach and Abdominal Pain

What causes chronic pain on the left side under the rib cage?

There are many problems that could have caused pain under the left side of the rib cage from gas trapped inside the colon to a broken rib, kidney disorder or IBS(Irritable Bowel syndrome). Also pain under rib cage can be a symptom to any disorder of the organs inside the rib cage from spleen, kidney, stomach or intestine.

If you think if it is due to some kind or physical stress or gas, try to get some rest and try to expel the gas by leaning over the back of the chair.

If you think its something different then you should seek immediate medical attention as to diagnose what is the cause of the problem.

Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

Do back posture braces work?

Yes they do work.

First Aid
Physical Therapy (physiotherapy)

Which medicine should you keep in the first aid box?

Basic pain relief such as paracetamol should be kept in the first aid kit. If you have any medications for a medical condition that should be kept. Examples are asthma, angina diabetes etc.

Some families like to keep a selection of over the counter antibiotics. This can be possible if desired.


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