There are three primary goals of physical therapy;
pain management, improved mobility and strengthening.
Each one of these is an important step in the process
of healing. While the body does possess the ability
to heal itself, many injuries require intervention
to accomplish complete healing. Often, once an injury
has occurred, it is more likely to happen again,
unless it has been properly rehabilitated.
Evaluate physical problems
Increase and maintain muscle strength and endurance
Restore and increase joint range of motion
Decrease muscle spasm and plasticity
Decrease swelling and inflammation of joints
Promote healing of soft tissue lesions
Prevent contracture and deformity of limbs
Alleviate walking problems