Physical Therapy includes massaging the body by using pressure, performing structured or unstructured techniques, or sometimes with stationary or non stationary techniques. Tension, motion or vibration also can be used in massaging. All forms of massage are done manually or with mechanical aids. Therapy is a stress reliever which helps the body relax and in turn, leads to a healthier lifestyle. The relief from therapy stays with the patient for a long period of time after the session is over.
Massage Therapy eases pressure and pain as well as lessens the chances of chronic headaches and migraines. Here is a list of other advantages massage therapy can have:
Massage Therapy is all about relieving stress which yields a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Hand Therapy is rehabilitation done by a Physical Therapist on patients with problems that affect the hands and the upper extremities. Some of the conditions treated are trauma from an accident which leaves wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures or even amputation of the fingers, hands or arms.
Hand Therapy is done without surgery but can be effective in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, arthritis, or a neurological condition such as a stroke. If surgery is needed, Hand Therapy can help in a patient’s recovery by assisting in helping wounds heal, preventing infection, scar management, and reduction of swelling.
Hand Therapy also includes home exercise programs such as how to make splints, learning how to do activities with special tools and providing help to a person who is getting back to work. Hand Therapists are even willing to talk with employers regarding the prevention of problems for workers with hand or arm symptoms. They may recommend changes at your place of work or different ways of doing your job which would ensure a healthier work style.