States Academic Press
Physical Education, Sports and Rehabilitation - Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine
Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is a healthcare specialty that deals with injuries or illnesses that limit functional mobility. It aims to ease pain and help function, move and live better. Physical therapy comprises trained professionals who evaluate and treat abnormalities using physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention and health promotion. It is used to evaluate and treat various problems like stroke, fractures, spinal cord injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, amputations and arthritis. Physical therapy can be a standalone treatment, or may support other treatment methods. Sports therapy is a sub discipline of physical therapy and helps athletes maximize their performance. This book unravels the recent studies on neurologic interventions in this field. It includes some of the vital pieces of work being conducted across the world, on various topics related to this field. This book contains contributions of experts and scientists which will provide innovative insights into physical therapy.