Physical Therapy

By Lindsey Boarman Period 5

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a health care profession concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility. They help you move freely again without pain or discomfort. They can even help you prevent an injury. Physical therapists receive specialized education in a variety of sciences- physics, human anatomy, kineiology (human movement). They understand how the body works and how to get it moving again. They know how to manage all four of the body's major systems - musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary (skin). This is to restore and maximize mobility. The average salary is about $76,310 annually, or $36.69 per hour.

How does it physical therapy relate to Psychology?

Physical therapy related to Psychology in many ways. First is patient interaction, they have to make sure the patient is at ease. Next is education as well as rehabilitation. You have to be educated and be able to help the patient.